Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Thursday, 13th June 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
Indications have emerged that the National Assembly leadership may constitute three committees today, Thursday. It was gathered that after Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila set of the three committees each, they will also announce the adjournment of both chambers sine die on June 20.
High level of politicking is in play over who emerges as the principal officers of the 9th National Assembly. Naija News reports that Ahmed Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege emerged Senate President and Deputy respectively.
Following the emergence of Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as the Senate President and Speaker of the 9th National Assembly, the Action Democratic Party has called on the duo to uphold the independence of the National Assembly. The party in a congratulatory message through its National Chairman, Yabagi Yusuf Sani lauded the maturity of all members of the National Assembly for the peaceful conduct of the election.
Senator David Mark has been replaced in the Benue South Senatorial constituency by Senator Abba Moro after representing the district for 20 uninterrupted years. Senator Mark who once served as the President of the Senate had occupied the seat of a senator since the return of democracy in 1999.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will today Thursday, June 13, hear an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar requesting access to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Naija News had reported that the Tribunal reserved ruling on nine applications it heard in respect to PDP and Atiku’s petition.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was right not to accept the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the elections. The former president made this known in an interview a Premium Time’ special publication on the Fourth Republic 20th anniversary.
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