As the country awaits the commencement of the presidential election tribunal sitting on May 8th, a rather interesting element has been brought to light. A video taken outside the Court of Appeal in Abuja shows a signpost with the inscription "In the presidential election petition court, 2023 sitting at the Court of Appeal, Abuja division." This has led to numerous speculations on social media platforms about the possibility of another election petition in 2023.
Many Nigerians have expressed their opinions on the matter, with some claiming that it could be an indication of the opposition party's preparedness to challenge the ruling party in the next election. Others are of the opinion that it could be a mere coincidence, and the signpost was put up for another reason.
Nevertheless, the discovery has heightened the anticipation for the upcoming tribunal sitting, considering the high stakes involved. The Labor Party's presidential aspirant, Peter Gregory Obi, has made allegations of electoral malpractices against the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his vice, Kashim Shettima, INEC, and the All Progressive Congress.
Regardless of the outcome, this case is expected to set a precedent and shape the country's political landscape for years to come. In the meantime, Nigerians will continue to keep an eye on the Court of Appeal signpost and wait to see if it is indeed a harbinger of things to come in 2023.
Below are some of the reactions.
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