Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Friday, 16th August 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal.
The Kwara State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has set Friday, September 20, 2019, to deliver judgment in the petition filed by Rasak Atunwa, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, challenging the election of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Naija News understands that the PDP candidate in the 2019 governorship election is challenging AbdulRazaq’s election at the tribunal on the grounds that the governor presented a forged secondary school certificate and was therefore not qualified to run for the governorship – a claim AbdulRazaq insists is unfounded.
The 2019 presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has maintained his claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was not duly elected in the last presidential election in the country. Atiku and his team also insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), transmitted the results of the election to a central server.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to dismiss the petition filed against him by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party. Buhari said the petition challenging his 2019 presidential election victory is the most worthless in the history of election litigation.
The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the capital of Ondo state has sacked Ikengboju Gboluga as the member representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives. Gboluga was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, sacked Mustapha Usman, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State. Naija News reports Usman represents his constituency in the House on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Governor Emeka Ihedioha in the case instituted against him on his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. Samuel Nnaemeke Anyanwu had gone to court to challenge Ihedioha’s emergence as the PDP candidate in Imo State during the last governorship election.
The Supreme Court has fixed August 20, 2019, to hear an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party and its Presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s rejection of their request to access the INEC “central server”. Naija News recalls that the former Vice President and his party had prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to grant them access to inspect the central server allegedly used by INEC to transmit results during the 2019 general elections.
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