As the Presidential Election Petition Court sitting in Abuja awaits the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party to publish their very last written addresses inside 10 days, the PDP has stated that the testimony of the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele turned into a validation of its declare that the $460,000 forfeited through President Bola Tinubu turned into related to pills racketeering.
The birthday birthday celebration stated Opeyemi couldn’t protect the figures declared with the aid of using the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as consequences of the 2023 presidential election in Kano State due to the fact he become now no longer withinside the country and turned into additionally now no longer on the collation centre at the day of the election.
Senator Bamidele had final Wednesday stated because the All Progressives Congress (APC) Witness-in-Chief that President Tinubu did now no longer face any crook expenses in a US courtroom docket.
The lawmaker became the best witness known as through the respondents withinside the listening to of the courtroom docket in Abuja.
The Senate Majority Leader insisted that a forfeiture order in opposition to the president with the aid of using an American courtroom docket for $460,000 did now no longer update crook costs as it associated with a civil problem.
He additionally claimed that Tinubu turned into now no longer determined responsible and changed into now no longer given any punishment.
But the PDP in a publish on its Whatsapp platform through the Publicity Secretary, the day prior to this said that: “The testimony of Opeyemi Bamidele, one of the famous person witnesses of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in addition confirms earlier than the Presidential Election Petition Court that Bola Tinubu of the APC forfeited the sum of $460,000, which he earned from trafficking of tablets, narcotics withinside the United States of America (USA), and did now no longer expose identical to INEC in his nomination forms.
“Though, Bamidele in his defence earlier than the Lord Justices opined that the $460,000 forfeiture became civil and now no longer a crook act.
“He can not shield the spurious figures declared with the aid of using INEC as outcomes of the 2023 presidential election in Kano State due to the fact he turned into now no longer withinside the country and turned into now no longer additionally on the collation centre at the day of the election.
“Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC most effective made 19.five consistent with cent in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and didn’t rating up to twenty-five according to cent as stipulated through the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended).
“Two presidents earlier than the fraudulent statement of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president made 25 in keeping with cent in Abuja, and Tinubu is the primary to be wrongly declared with out getting the stipulated 25 in line with cent in Abuja,” PDP explained.
PDP’s declaration became titled: ‘How Tinubu, APC Validated PDP/Atiku’s Petition on the Presidential Election Petition Court.’
The primary competition celebration stated with the weighty proof earlier than the courtroom docket, Nigerians and the arena assume the judiciary to redeem itself via way of means of doing the needful, and claim its candidate, Atiku Abubakar because the rightful winner of the election.
It introduced that the judiciary has a number of responsibility to make certain justice is served because the destiny of Nigeria is at stake.