Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Governorship Election Tribunal news headlines for today Friday, 16th August 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Governorship 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 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 suit filed against the eligibility of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to run the in last governorship election has been struck out by the Supreme Court. A five-man panel of the Supreme Court upheld two appeals by Wike, with which he challenged the leave granted to Elvis Chinda by the Court of Appeal.
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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