Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Friday, August 23rd, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye. Naija News reports that the tribunal nullified Senator Melaye’s election on Friday morning, August 23.
Senator Dino Melaye has vowed to appeal the judgment of the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal, which nullified his election as Kogi West senator. Naija News had reported earlier that the tribunal nullified Senator Melaye’s election on Friday morning, August 23.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, has released a timeline for conduct of Kogi and Bayelsa governorship primaries. Naija News reports that INEC released the timeline in a circular posted on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Thursday night, August 22.
President Muhammadu Buhari has advanced reasons why states such as Kaduna and Kano got two senior ministerial slots in his second term cabinet. The President alluded that the states got the positions in his cabinet to appreciate the massive votes he received from the indigenes during the 2019 presidential election.
A 27-year-old man, Seun Fakorede whose nomination as commissioner in Oyo State, has been successful at the screening by the state lawmakers. Recall his nomination was protested against by many members of the Oyo State chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday, at the state House of Assembly complex.