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Latest Political News In Nigeria For Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Thursday, May 23rd, 2019.

Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.

1. Atiku vs Buhari: Summary of May 22 Presidential Election Tribunal Sitting

Naija News has obtained the summary of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which continued hearing earlier on Wednesday, May 22, in the petitions filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, his party and three other political parties challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential poll. This online news platform recalls that the tribunal judge, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, had on May 15, adjourned the case till Wednesday, May 22 (Wednesday) for hearing of the petitioners’ application in regards to PDP’s request seeking her disqualification.

2. Atiku Abubakar Reveals Plot Against Him, PDP

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has revealed that some individuals are plotting to drag his name and that of some personalities in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the mud. He made this known in a statement sent on Thursday to Naija News and signed by his media adviser, Paul Ibe.

3. What I Will Do As NGF Chairman – Gov Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi has expressed delight over his election as the next Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF). He expressed himself in a communiqué issued at the end of the governors meeting and signed by the outgoing Chairman of the Forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari.

4. We Will Send Ortom Parking Out Of Government House, Benue South APC Excos Say

A chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state has promised to unseat the incumbent governor of the state Samuel Ortom at the elections tribunal. The chapter made this known while on a solidarity visit to the residence of Senator George Akume in Abuja.

5. Bayelsa Governorship Election: Jonathan Reveals Candidate People Should Vote For

Ahead of the governorship elections in Bayelsa State, former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the people of the state to reject any candidate who promotes violence. The ex-president who is also an indigene of the state promised to personally lead the charge to ensure the electorate rejects violence during the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa.

6. Court Fixes Date To Hear Saraki’s Suit Against EFCC

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will on June 24 hear a suit filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki contesting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s decision to investigate him. The Federal High Court had last week ordered the EFCC and other agencies to halt corruption allegations investigation against the former Kwara State governor.

That’s political news in Nigeria for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.


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