ELECTION TRIBUNAL: PDP WINS 2 MORE REPS SEATS IN AKWA IBOM

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday won two more seats of the House of Representatives in the state. The tribunal upheld the elections of Aniekan Umanah, representing Abak/Etim- Ekpo/ Ika federal constituencies and that of Patrick Ifon, for Eket/ Esit Eket/Ibeno and Onna federal constituency both of the PDP. The APC petitioner for Abak/ Etim Ekpo/ and Ika, a two-time member of the House of Representatives, Emmanuel Ekon was challenging the election of Hon. Aniekan Umanah on two grounds that the election and return of…

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WIKE CONGRATULATES BUHARI OVER ELECTION TRIBUNAL VICTORY

GOVERNOR WIKE CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT BUHARI, URGES HIM TO USE HIS VICTORY TO WORK FOR ALL NIGERIANS  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the validation of his election by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. In a statement on Wednesday, Governor Wike urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his victory to work for all Nigerians, irrespective of their political leanings Governor Wike called on the President to work towards the unity of the country, noting that the country is divided Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the…

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GUBER ELECTION TRIBUNAL: EL RUFAI TO KNOW FATE SEPTEMBER 9

The Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on Monday, September 9, rule on the petition challenging the re-election of Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna state. The Tribunal Secretary, Mrs Hafsat Suleiman, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Kaduna State. Suleiman said the Tribunal concluded it’s sitting on August 19 and has fixed Monday, September 9, to pass its verdict on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party. The PDP and its governorship candidate in the March 9 poll, Alhaji Isah Ashiru, had petitioned the Tribunal…

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I STAND BY MY 15MIL DOLLAR BRIBE STORY AGAINST THE STATE GOVT SAYS AKWA IBOM LAWYER

    Patrick Odey, Uyo The Managing Director of De-Bongos Media Projects,Leo Ekpenyong, on Saturday insisted that he stood by his report on the $1.5m bribery allegation, adding that he did not owe anyone the duty to disclose the source of his information. Ekpenyong, a lawyer and an activist, said he would not dignify the Commissioner of Justice, Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko, with a publication of his findings in any newspapers. The state government had challenged Ekpenyong and those accusing Governor Udom Emmanuel in the alleged bribery deal with…

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KANO ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL THREATEN TO RELOCATE TO ABUJA

By Tijjani Ibrahim The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano yesterday threatened to relocate to Abuja if any of its members face the slightest security threat in the state. The Presiding judge, Justice Halima S. Muhammad, said this while condemning a cyber attack meted on one of the witnesses who testified before the tribunal for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the case. “If a life of a witness is threatened just because she came to testify here, then we cannot just sit here and think we are safe,”…

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USENI VS LALONG: APC CANDIDATE NOT QUALIFIED TO CONTEST SAYS MIKE OZEKHOME

The Counsel to the gubernatorial candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has described Governor Simon Lalong as a pretender, who needs to vacate the seat for the rightful owner (Senator Jeremiah Useni) to take his place as governor of the state. He also said because of the misrepresentation of his name as “Sule Simon”, and could not prove that in his affidavit, Lalong wasn’t qualified to contest the last governorship election in the State. Ozekhome disclosed this to journalists after the…

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TRIBUNAL RESERVES RULING IN ATIKU, PDP PETITION AGAINST BUHARI’S ELECTION

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Wednesday, reserved its judgment on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23, 2019 poll. The five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba announced this after listening to the final arguments of the parties to the case. Justice Garba said the date for judgment would be communicated to the parties through their lawyers. “‎Judgment in this petition is hereby reserved and will…

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CROSS RIVER GUBER RACE: EX-MINISTER ACCUSES OSHIOMHOLE OF REFUSING TO SUBMIT HIS NAME

A former Minister of Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani has accused the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of personally refusing to submit his name as the governorship candidate of the party in the March 9, 2019 election. Pastor Usani in his submission before the Election Tribunal, by his lawyers, led by Elder Henrie Ituen also prayed the tribunal to consider him as a valid candidate. Pastor Usani demanded in his final written address that the tribunal should annul the election and order a rerun…

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KWARA ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL SETS DATE FOR JUDGEMENT ON PETITION AGAINST GOVERNOR ABDULRAZAQ

KWARA State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has slated September 20 to give judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Rasak Atunwa, challenging the election of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Atunwa is challenging AbdulRazaq’s election on the ground that the Governor had allegedly presented a forged secondary school certificate and was therefore not qualified to run for Governor — a claim AbdulRazaq insisted was unfounded. Respondents in the case are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), AbdulRazaq, and the All Progressives Congress (APC). At the resumption of the…

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YUSUF VS GANDUJE: KANO GUBER ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL FIXES DATE FOR JUDGEMENT

Ganduje Kano State Governorship Election Petition tribunal presided by justice Halima Shamaki has disclosed that judgment on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP) challenging the election of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress, APC will be delivered in October. He spoke after the Counsel representing the petitioners, barrister Adegboyega Awomolo(SAN) told the court they had reached the end of presenting their case. Justice Shamaki said the tribunal would not accommodate delay tactics from the respondents. He directed INEC, Ganduje and APC to put up their defense…

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