Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Police announce traffic diversion as presidential election tribunal resumes Wednesday

Police announce traffic diversion as presidential election tribunal resumes Wednesday

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says there will diversion of traffic as the presidential election tribunal resumes sitting on Wednesday.The police said there would be diversion of traffic at the Goodluck Ebele way and Shehu Shagari way leading to court of appeal.In a statement on Tuesday, Anjuguri Manzah, command's spokesman, explained that measure was taken to beef up [...]

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    PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

Isah Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has requested for a recount of votes cast in the March 9 election in the state.This is contained in an application filed on Tuesday by Elisha Kurah, counsel to the PDP candidate, at the election petition tribunal in the state capital.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

The appeal court sitting in Abuja has slated Thursday for judgement in the Osun state governorship election.In a hearing notice issued on Wednesday, the court said it will hear the appeal filed by Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, against Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by 9am.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola [...]

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    We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

The presidential election petition tribunal has warned against public analysis of its proceedings.Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Wednesday, Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, said actions will be taken against offenders.Bulkachuwa lamented the practise of analysing court proceedings on social media and making a verdict while the court has not made a pronouncement.She said litigants in the [...]

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    ‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed claims that he is not a Nigerian by birth.In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Atiku detailed "how he is a Nigerian by birth", saying he has a right to contest the presidential election.The PDP candidate had gone to court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu [...]

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    Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is far more academically qualified than Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The president's statement comes on the back of a petition filed by Atiku and the PDP challenging his victory during the February 23 presidential election.The former vice president alleged that the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral [...]

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    INEC: We won’t engage PDP on petitions before tribunal

INEC: We won’t engage PDP on petitions before tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not engage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in debate over petitions before the presidential election petition tribunal because they are "sub-judice."Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education committee of the commission, said this in a statement.Okoye was responding to PDP’s allegation that INEC refused to release election materials used for the [...]

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    APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not a Nigerian by birth.The ruling party made the claim in its response to the petition  Atiku and the PDP filed before the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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    Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

The Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM),  access to the documents used for the conduct of March 9 election in the state.A three-man panel led by Chinwe Onyeabor, presiding judge, gave the order at its inaugural sitting following an ex parte motion [...]

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    Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says by the grace of God, presidency and Ekiti will also slip off the hands of the All Progressives Party (APC).Fayose said this in reaction to the victory of Ademola Adeleke at the tribunal.Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, was declared winner of [...]

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    Osun governor rejects tribunal judgement, heads to appeal court

Osun governor rejects tribunal judgement, heads to appeal court

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has rejected the judgement of the election petition tribunal that declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state.Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner of the election by the tribunal on Friday.But reacting to the judgement in a statement by Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the state government, [...]

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    ‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

The election petition tribunal on Friday declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election.But the tribunal held that the rerun election conducted in the state after the initial poll was illegal.Social media is currently buzzing [...]

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    PDP: Data from INEC’s server showed Atiku defeated Buhari with 1.6 million votes

PDP: Data from INEC’s server showed Atiku defeated Buhari with 1.6 million votes

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has claimed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal.They said data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows the true and correct results from state to state computation.Atiku garnered [...]

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    Osun governorship tribunal to deliver judgement Friday

Osun governorship tribunal to deliver judgement Friday

The Osun state governorship election tribunal in Abuja has fixed Friday for judgement in the petition filed by Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to challenge the result of the election in the state.Adeleke is challenging the emergence of Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the September 2018 election in [...]

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    Tribunal grants Buhari access to electoral materials

Tribunal grants Buhari access to electoral materials

The presidential election petition tribunal has granted access to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to inspect the materials used for the presidential poll.The tribunal gave the order sequel to an ex parte motion filed by Buhari and his party.The president and the APC, through their lawyers, argued that they needed to inspect the materials in [...]

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    Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Adelodun Rasaki, the state collation agent for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun governorship election, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled results in 17 polling units due to inability to reconcile votes.Rasaki said this on Friday while being cross examined by Adesina Agbede, counsel to INEC, before the election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.While testifying before the [...]

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