Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Saturday, 1st June 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal.
Regina Daniels‘ husband, Ned Nwoko, has been sacked by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Naija News understands that the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal nullified Nwoko’s emergence as the senator representing Delta North Senatorial District.
Senator Ademola Adeleke was qualified to contest the September 2018 governorship election, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has ruled today. Recall that Justice Othman Musa of the High Court in Bwari, Abuja had voided Ademola Adeleke’s candidacy for 2018 Osun election, saying that he was not qualified to contest.
The President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has hinted that a female judge will be drafted to replace her at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. Justice Bulkachuwa dropped the hint on Wednesday shortly after stepping down as the head.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Bauchi State, northern Nigeria, says it would hear and determine petitions challenging the election of Sen. Bala Muhammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, without fear or favour. Naija News understands that the Chairman of the three-man penal, Justice Salihu Shuaibu, made this known at the Pre-Hearing Conference on Monday, May 27.
Nigeria’s Apex Court has upheld Comrade Abba Moro has the winner of 2018 senatorial primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue South. The Justices of the supreme court who in a unanimous decision, validated the nomination of Comrade Moro as the authentic candidate of the PDP for the Benue South senatorial district said the petition of Hon Ojobo lacked substance.
That’s the Election Tribunal news for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
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