Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Sunday, 2nd June 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal.
The legal team of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have written to the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, expressing their concern over delayed tribunal hearing. Naija News recalls that Justice Bulkachuwa recused herself from the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal after the PDP and Abubakar raised the alarm over her “connection” with the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
The 2019 Governorship Election petitions tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, southeast Nigeria, has dismissed the petition brought before it by Uche Ogah, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and four other respondents. Justice A.L. Ogumoye, the chairman of the panel, dismissed the motion while ruling on a motion filed by Governor Ikpeazu through his legal team. The governor is the fourth respondent in the case.
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.
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.