Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Governorship Election Tribunal news headlines for today Monday, 17th June 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Governorship Election Tribunal.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed Monday, June 16, to deliver judgment in the appeal filed by Ademola Adeleke against the election of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State. The date to deliver ruling was sent to parties involved by the Registry of the Supreme Court.
The Appeal Court, Owerri, has upheld the judgment of the Federal High Court which dismissed a suit filed by Senator Sam Anyanwu against Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. Naija News reports that Senator Anyanwu is challenging the emergence of Ihedioha as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the 2019 election.
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.
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.
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