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Latest Election Tribunal News For Monday, 27th May, 2019

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Monday, 27th May 2019.

Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal.

1. Court Sacks Imo APC Reps Member-Elect, Declares New Winner

A Federal High Court in Owerri on Monday ordered the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to Kingsley Echendu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as member-elect for Nkwerre/Nwangele/Njaba/Isu federal constituency of Imo State. This is following the sack of Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

2. Election Tribunal Rules Against PDP’s Ekweremadu, Fixes Date For Hearing

The Elections Petition Tribunal in Enugu State has rejected an application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to strike out the petition challenging the re-election of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu. The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, is challenging results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the February 9th senatorial election in Enugu West that returned Ekweremadu as the winner.

3. Tribunal Dismisses Another PDP’s Petition Against APC Victory

Plateau Local Government Elections Tribunal has on Saturday, dismissed the petition filed before it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Langtang-North Local Government Area of the state. Recall that the PDP chairmanship candidate of the local government, Ubandoma Joshua-Laven, had challenged the declaration of his APC’s counterpart, Kparnim Nanloh-Amos, by Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), as the winner of Oct. 10, 2018, LG polls in the state.

4. Tribunal Delivers Judgement On Suit Challenging Dogara’s Re-election

The Governorship, National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Bauchi State, northern Nigeria, has dismissed a petition challenging the reelection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. Naija News understands that the tribunal dismissed the petition filed by Dalhatu Abdulkadir of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday, May 24.

That’s the Election Tribunal news for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

Source: Naija News

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