APPEAL COURT SENDS OGUN PDP NASS PETITION BACK TO ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL

Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta An Appeal Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has set aside the ruling of the Ogun State Election Petitions Tribunal, upholding the victory of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, for the Ogun East Senatorial District and the Ijebu Central House of Representatives. Senator Lekan Mustapha and Kolapo Osunsanya have been declared as winners of both National Assembly seats in the 2019 general elections in the state. The PDP candidates, Taiwo Shote and Sosanwo Ayoola for the House of Representatives and the senatorial district,…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TRIBUNAL: APC PRODUCES TAPE TO COUNTER PDP’S CLAIMS

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari’s legal team has produced a television VCD player to show a video clip to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja at the Tuesday’s proceedings which have just started. The team’s bid to use the equipment provided by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, was rebuffed by the petitioners. The video clip proposed to be shown to the five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba is intended to counter the four shown by the petitioners on Monday.…

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WE WERE CHASED AWAY FROM BORNO COLALTION CENTRE SAYS PDP AGENT

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja resumed sitting on Monday with the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, calling their 37th petitioners’ witness. The petitioners are challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress at the February 23, 2019 poll. The Independent National Electoral Commission, Buhari and the APC are the 1st to the 3rd respondents in the petition. The petitioners at the Day 8 of the presentation of their case on Monday, presented as their 37th witness,…

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I WAS ASKED TO SIGN RESULT OR LOSE N-POWER MEMBERSHIP- PDP AGENT TELLS TRIBUNAL

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja An agent of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday, Mohammed Tata, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, in Abuja, on Monday, that he was forced to sign the result sheet for the February 23 presidential election in his polling unit in Jigawa State. Tata, the petitioners’ fifth witness testified at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are by their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress. Under cross-examination by the lawyer representing…

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IT IS WRONG TO SAY ELECTION RESULTS WERE NOT TRANSMITTED- INEC TECHNICIAN TELLS TRIBUNAL

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Petitioners’ second witness at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Mr. Peter Uzioma Obi, on Monday, said it was wrong to say the results of the February 23, 2019 presidential election were not transmitted electronically. Obi took the witness stand at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are by their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress. Obi, who said he functioned as Registration Area Technician at a ward level in Rivers State…

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WE TRANSMITTED ELECTION RESULTS ELECTRONICALLY TO A SERVER THROUGH A CODE- INEC PRESIDING OFFICER TELLS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS TRIBUNAL

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Mr Adejuyitan Olalekan, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Monday, that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the poll. Olalekan took the witness stand as the petitioners’ third witness at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are by their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress. Olalekan who was earlier led by the petitioners’ lead…

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WHY I PARTED WAYS WITH BUHARI BY BUBA GALADIMA

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Buba Galadima, who is a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, on Monday, denied the claim that he fell out with the President in 2015 because he was not appointed a minister. Galadima, who is the first witness for the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said he fell out with Buhari because of alleged injustice in his administration, lack of inclusiveness and failure of the administration to secure Nigeria. “You fell out with the 2nd respondent (Buhari)…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL: BUBA GALADIMA IS THE FIRST WITNESS ATIKU, PDP CALLED

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, called Buba Galadima, as their first witness in proving their petition challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23 poll. Galadima, a spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation and former ally of Buhari, was reportedly arrested by the Department of State Service‎ and subsequently released some days after the February 23 poll. He was called to the witness stand at the Monday’s proceedings of the President, after the petitioners, through their lawyer, Dr. Livy…

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ELECTIONS TRIBUNAL: INEC STAFF RAISES ALARM OVER THREAT TO LIFE

Akpabio’s aide Accused of Circulating Defence Witness Pictures Counsel to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Barrister Ifeoluwa, has alerted the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, that INEC staff are complaining of threat to life from persons suspected to be agents of Senator Godswill Akpabio. Senator Godswill Akpabio is at the tribunal challenging the election that produced Senator Chris Ekpenyong as representative of Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial District. It was further alleged that this might be another ploy by Senator Godswill Akpabio and his party, the All Progressives…

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BREAKING: RENOWNED CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER, PROFESSOR BEN NWABUEZE LEADS ATIKU, PDP COUNSELS AS THEY BEGIN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Renowned constitutional lawyer, Prof. Nwabueze (SAN), appeared as the lead counsel for the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as the petitioners set to start calling their witnesses at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja on Thursday. Shortly after the Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal began sitting around 7:40 a.m., Nwabueze who was earlier wheeled into the courtroom appealed to the court to be allowed to be seated while addressing the bench. His request was granted by the tribunal. He was barely audible…

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