Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal.
Kwara State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin, the state capital has dismissed the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to nullify the election of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Naija News understands that the PDP in its petition prayed the tribunal to nullify the election on the ground that Governor AbdulRasaq lacked the academic qualification to contest.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the Delta state capital has upheld the election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the authentic winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election. Naija News reports that the judgment of the tribunal comes after the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Great Ogboru had in a petition approached the tribunal to challenge the victory of Okowa at the poll.
The election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Southeast Nigeria, has been affirmed by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital. Naija News reports that a three-man panel of justices led by Justice A.L. Ogumoye dismissed the petition filed by the 2019 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Alex Otti against the declaration of Ikpeazu as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the Southeast State.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar has appreciated his supporters for their steadfastness. Atiku, in a personally signed statement made available to Naija News on Friday, called on his supporters not to be discouraged by the judgment of the presidential tribunal which gave victory to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress.
The election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, has been affirmed by the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. Naija News reports that a three-man panel of the Tribunal upheld the election of Governor Emmanuel in a unanimous judgement delivered on Thursday, September 19.
The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Wednesday, sacked Mr. Obinna Onwubuariri. Until the latest development, Onwubuariri was the lawmaker representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe federal constituency of Imo State at the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Monday, upheld the victory of Gov. Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Naija News reports that the victory of Governor Makinde at the governorship election tribunal comes after Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had filed a petition against Makinde in the March 9 governorship election in the state.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Naija News reports that the PDP and Atiku are challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23, 2019, presidential election.
That’s the Election Tribunal news for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News