Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Monday, 17th June 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the South-west. The newly elected Senate President made this known while speaking to newsmen on Saturday in Yola, Adamawa.
Atiku Abubakar, Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the last election has cried out over plans to arrest him. This was made known in a statement by his spokesman, Paul Ibe today.
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 presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday debunked claims that he was planning to protest against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC). Naija News reports that the former vice president made his rebuttal in a Tweet he posted of the microblogging site, Twitter.
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