Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
The presidential election tribunal kicked off on Wednesday with all involved parties present at the tribunal to kick off the legal exercise to determine who legally should be declared the winner of the 2019 presidential elections. This is as information made available to 247ureports indicates the presidency may not be as settled and collected.
A group called “Concerned PDP Members” have dragged the governorship candidate of the party in Osun State, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, to the Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State. The new case was instituted by Mr. Ajayi Shuaib on behalf of himself and the group urging the court to determine whether the certificate presented by Adeleke to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was genuine.
Ahead of the inauguration of the Ninth Senate and the election of a new Senate President, the Senate Leader, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the battle for the exalted position is not a do-or-die affair. He made this known when he met with representatives of media organisations in Abuja against the backdrop of the fierce contest for the position of the Senate president.
The tussle within the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) between the Bola Tinubu-led faction and the Governor Nasir El Rufai led faction has become a game of musical chairs where the winner takes all. Information available to 247ureports indicates the election for the leadership of the House of Representative may have taken a new turn.
It is a continuous drama in the political scene of Imo state as the deputy speaker, state House of Assembly, Ugonna Ozurigbo has resigned. The deputy speaker’s resignation came less than 24 hours after 21 out of the 27 state lawmakers served impeachment notices on the speaker, Acho Ihim and the majority leader, Lugard Osuji, after suspending them.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has described the report trending online that he described President Muhammadu Buhari as the last hope for the common man as fake. The report emerged after the leadership of the National Assembly visited the President at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday.
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