Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Governorship Election Tribunal news headlines for today Thursday, 11th July 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Governorship Election Tribunal.
The premises of the Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal was left unsettled on Wednesday, after loyalists of the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun and the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement, Adekunle Akinlade clashed, leaving some people injured. The action saw the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Yusuf Halilu, read the riot act, warning that he would not tolerate any act of violence from supporters of any political party.
The petition filed by the African Action Congress and its governorship candidate, Biokpomabo Awara at the governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Port Harcourt has been dismissed by the tribunal. Recall that the AAC candidate had challenged the victory of Governor Nyesom Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Supreme Court has on Friday, delivered its final judgment in favour of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The apex court in its ruling dismissed the appeal by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The Governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement, Adekunle Akinlade, has stormed the election petition tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta with ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags containing electoral evidence to prove that his mandate was stolen. Dapo Abiodun, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress had defeated Akinlade in the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State.
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