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Latest Election Tribunal News For Friday, August 30th, 2019




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Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Friday, August 30th, 2019.

Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal.

1. Tribunal: Court Affirms Senator Elisha Abbo’s Election

The election of Senator Elisha Abbo for Adamawa North Senatorial District has been affirmed by the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal for Adamawa State. The Tribunal gave the ruling stating that the petitioners lack the ability to prove their case.

2. Tribunal Sacks APGA Reps Member, Orders Replacement

The election of David Ogewu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance has been nullified by the National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi. The Tribunal also declared Samson Okwu of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the Obi/Oju Federal Constituency election.

3. INEC Speaks On Calling Witnesses Against APC At Tribunal

Sylva Ogwemoh (SAN), the counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, says the commission did not find it necessary to call witnesses. Naija News reports that the INEC counsel made this comment while speaking to reporters shortly after adjournment on Tuesday, August 27.

4. Abia Election Tribunal: APC, PDP Lose In Court

The election of Mr. Ossy Prestige of the All Progressives Grand Alliance as the elected representative for Abia North/South Federal Constituency has been upheld by the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia. According to the report, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uzor Azubuike, and Mascot Uzor-Kalu of the All Progressives Congress had approached the tribunal to nullify the election of Prestige.

5. Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal Sets New Date For Final Judgment

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has set September 13, 2019, to deliver judgment on Atiku Abubakar‘s case against President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News understands that Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, is challenging the outcome of the February 23 election which President Buhari was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

6. Tribunal Nullifies Dino Melaye’s Election

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.

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