September 16 is trending on X (Twitter) because rumor has it that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal(PEPT) has chosen the date for the judgment on Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi’s petitions against Bola Tinubu’s victory.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Obidients like Charly Boy and Miss Pearls were the two who first tweeted the date.
While this news platform cannot authoritatively confirm the date, the Tribunal, according to the Constitution, has until Sept 16, 2023 (a Maximum of 180 days from the filing of Petitions) to deliver judgment on the petitions.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 25 election, and his Labour Party, LP, counterpart, Peter Obi had filed petitions asking the Tribunal to sack Tinubu over several allegations.
Charly Boy in a post on his official X handle, urged supporters of Obi known as Obidients to get ready for the judgement.
The post reads, “OBIDIENTS ARE U Ready? Tribunal (PEPT) has announced that the judgment date for the cases involving Peter Obi and the Labour Party against Bola Tinubu, INEC, Shettima, and APC, as well as the PDP’s case of Atiku against APC, INEC, and Tinubu, is scheduled for September 16, 2023.”
Miss Peals wrote :
BREAKING: PEPT has set Sept 16 2023 as judgment day for LP/Obi and PDP/Atiku
They waited for my birthday to give a date.