The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday criticised what it described as the threat contained in the written address by lawyers to President Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).
The comments by the counsel for the President and Vice-President Kashim Shettima led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN) were contained in a final written address against the petition of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, and his party.
The petitioners are challenging Tinubu’s emergence in the February 25 election and his fulfilment of the constitutional requirement of 25 percent of the votes in two-thirds of the country’s 36 states and the FCT.
Asking the tribunal to dismiss the petition of Obi and LP, Tinubu and Shettima’s lawyers argued that Tinubu scored 25 percent of the lawful votes cast in the FCT and any other interpretation will lead to chaos and anarchy in the country.
However, the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in a statement, said the remarks are a pre-emptive move to intimidate the judiciary.
According to Ologunagba, the statement by the lawyers in the said written address is subversive, an affront to democratic order, and an assault on the corporate existence of the nation.