Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Friday, May 17th, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday announced a schedule of activities for the governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa States. INEC had earlier shifted the date for the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship election from November 2 to November 16.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has warned against the enthronement of a weak 9th National Assembly in Nigeria. The outgoing Senate President made this known when he received the Arewa Online Publishers Forum on Thursday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dismissed the purported suspension of Omoyele Sowore as the National Chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC). Mazi Okwy, a member of the AAC national executive committee (NEC), had announced the suspension of Sowore, adding that one Leonard Nzenwa had been appointed the acting chairman.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has said the scandals surrounding Senator Ademola Adeleke‘s personality and qualifications were embarrassing for the state. The party, in a statement issued by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, said the state is too big for Adeleke to govern.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a motion filed by the Rivers State Government challenging the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen. The Apex court declared that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the application, and so dismissed the application.
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has been praised by the people of Enugu West Senatorial Zone for good governance and services rendered to the country, saying that they have the final say if he will return to the Senate in 2023 or not. Naija News recalls Ekweremadu, at his birthday last week, had declared that he would not be contesting the Senate position anymore since he had been re-elected for the fifth time.
Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has dismissed claims by Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo State that he was colluding with the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to deny him (Okorocha) his Certificate of Return. Yakubu, speaking to the Independent Newspaper through Rotimi Oyekanmi, his Chief Press Secretary, said while it would not join issues with Okorocha, it was unfair for him to allege that he was colluding with the APC chairman to persecute him.
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