A civil society organization, Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) has commended and congratulated the Presidential election petition tribunal for its judgement of Wednesday 6th September 2023 which affirmed the will of the people as expressed at the polls in the February 25th 2023 presidential election.

In a press statement made available to newsmen immediately after the PEPT judgement in the nation’s capital Abuja by its executive director Nelson Ekujumi, the group noted that, “As a civil society organization that observed the successful, fair, transparent and credible conduct of the 2023 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in substantial compliance with the provisions of the Constitution and the Electoral Act 2022 as amended, we had no iota of doubt about the neutrality, competence, capacity and capability of the judiciary to adjudicate on the conduct of the election in line with the provisions of the law as exemplified in its judgement ”.

According to CPPM, “By this judgement which is sound in logic and law, with a detailed and thorough dissection of the issues raised by the petitioners and response by respondents, the judiciary has once again proven to be the last hope of the common as an institution whose judgement is based on the facts and evidence of the law and cannot be swayed or intimidated by threats, abuse or blackmail from whatever quarter”.

CPPM congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its commitment and neutrality in conducting the elections in substantial compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 as amended that made it difficult or impossible for aggrieved petitioners who have gone to court to challenge the conduct of the elections, to have had their cases dismissed for being vague, nebulous, unspecified, generic and lacking in merit due to absence of facts and evidence.

We also congratulate the Nigerian people for their tenacity and determination in keeping faith with democracy by remaining patient and law abiding even in the face of condemnable and barbaric provocative threats, intimidation, abuse and verbal attacks against INEC, the judiciary and judicial officials in the discharge of their official duty.

We as well congratulate the custodian of the people’s mandate which was affirmed by the court, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) and charge him to remain focused and committed to the Renewed Hope mantra for a peaceful, progressive and prosperous Federal Republic of Nigeria.

CPPM charged the candidates and parties whose petitions were dismissed by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for being generic, vague, nebulous, unspecific and lacking in merit on all grounds, to either accept the judgement as an affirmation of the will of the Nigerian people as freely expressed at the polls or in the alternative, proceed to the Supreme Court for further adjudication if they are dissatisfied.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Thank you.


Yours Sincerely,


Nelson Ekujumi,

Executive Director.

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