Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Wednesday, September 11th, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will deliver the final judgment on the 2019 Presidential election today, Wednesday, September 11, with President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar anticipating victory. This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Court of Appeal, Sa’adatu Musa, in a notice on Tuesday, September 10. Musa said the final judgment will be delivered by 9:00 am.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has so far delivered a final judgment on nine petitions brought before it on the 2019 Presidential election involving President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party. Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Buhari who participated in the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, winner of the February 23 Presidential election.
The election petition appeal filed by the Labour Party against the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, at the Supreme Court has been withdrawn. According to the report, the Labour Party and counsel to the state Governor have decided to settle for an alternative dispute resolution.
The Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Lagos has upheld the election of Senator Oluremi Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Lagos Central Senatorial Constituency. Naija News learned that the tribunal, in its judgment, held that “the petition lacked merit and is hereby dismissed. The declaration of Senator Oluremi Tinubu by INEC as the winner of February 23 National Assembly election is hereby affirmed.”
The Ekiti State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal has sacked the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Naija News gathered that the tribunal-led by Justice Danladi Adeck declared the former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the February 23 election in Ekiti South Senatorial District.
The election of Orji Uzor Kalu, the senator representing Abia North Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate, has been nullified by the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal. Naija News reports that the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abia State nullified Kalu’s election on Monday, September 9.
The election that produced Hon. Kolapo Korede Osunsanya, was on Monday nullified by the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Osunsanya was voted as the representative of Ijebu Central Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives under the All Progressives Congress.
Senator Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated Senator Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Naija News reports that Senator Ekwunife defeated Senator Umeh at the Anambra State Election Petition Tribunal on Monday, September 9.
The election of James Manager, the lawmaker representing Delta South Senatorial district at the Nigerian Senate, has been nullified by the Delta State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal. Naija News reports that the judgment was given by the Chairman of the three-man panel, Justice E.I. Ngene on Saturday, September 7.
That’s the Election Tribunal news for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.