Wike guns down Obi, Atiku: PEPC right, you lost the election

Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has advised Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi to dump their bid to challenge Wednesday’s verdict of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal affirming the victory of Bola Tinubu of All Progressives Congress, APC.
Wike spoke on Channels Television said this in reaction to announcements by Obi and Atiku that they will challenge the dismissals of their challenge to the declaration of Tinubu as winner of 2023 presidential election by the PEPC.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had declared Tinubu the winner of the 2023 presidential election, described as the most competitive ever in Nigeria with 8.79m votes.

Atiku and Obi came second and third respectively among the 18 candidates that contested the election with 6.98m and 6.1m votes.
On Wednesday, the five-man panel of PEPC led by Justice Haruna Tsammani dismissed the petitions of the two candidates over the failure of the petitioners to provide proofs that the election was marred by irregularities and that Tinubu was not qualified to participate in it.

But at different press conferences on Thursday, Atiku and Obi said they would challenge the victory of the PEPC at the Supreme Court.

However, Wike a lawyer, said the PEPC only “affirmed” the will of Nigerians while commending the PEPC fo

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