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Today's Headlines: Over 60 LP Lawyers Storm INEC Office; Court Reserves Judgment In Adeleke’s Suit

Over 60 LP Lawyers Storm INEC Office

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Following its dissatisfaction with the outcome of the just concluded presidential election, the legal team of the Labour Party has arrived at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja to inspect materials.

Channels TV reports that the team are currently meeting with officials of the commission.

The meeting with INEC officials, which is being held at the Commission’s national headquarters, is aimed at commencing the process of inspection of electoral materials used for the February 25 presidential election.

The team, with about 60 lawyers, was led by Dr Livy Uzoukwu. They are expected to brief journalists after the meeting

Court Reserves Judgment In Adeleke’s Suit

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The Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Monday, reserved judgment in an appeal filed by Mr Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against a judgment of the tribunal which invalidated his election as governor of Osun.

The three-member panel led by Justice M. F. Shuaibu, after listening to counsel to Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, and Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, who appeared for the immediate-past governors, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, said judgment would be delivered at a later date.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while Adeleke is the appellant, Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are 1st and 2nd respondents in the appeal marked: CA/AK/EPT/GOV/01/2023.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the PDP are also joined as 3rd respondent and 4th respondents respectively.

However, INEC, represented by Paul Ananaba, SAN, and PDP, represented by Alex Iziyon, SAN, did not file any process in the case.

Ebonyi PDP Visits Family Of Slain Member

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The Ebonyi Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday, paid a condolence visit to the home of one of its chieftains shot dead by gunmen during the February 25, 2023 elections in the state.

The victim, Mr Ozoemena Nkwuda, who was said to be the cousin to the Director-General of the Ebonyi PDP Governorship Campaign Council, Chief Austin Edeze, until his death, had a nursing wife with three children.

Nkwuda, 42, was murdered by suspected thugs in Ndiogbu-Ndieze, Inyimagu, in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, during the presidential and National Assembly polls.

The PDP governorship candidate in the state, Dr Ifeanyi Odii, who was represented by his running mate, Igwe Nwagu, described the deceased as a man of peace.

INEC Must Redeem Its Image In March 18 Polls – IPAC, Yiaga Africa

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must redeem its image in the gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections, the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and Yiaga Africa have said.

The National Chairman of IPAC, Yabagi Sani and the Chairman Board of Yiaga Africa, Hussaini Abdu, made this submission on Sunday night while speaking on Channels Television’s political programme.

Abdu expressed disappointment over the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV)’s failure during the presidential and National Assembly elections.

He accused INEC of not “speaking to anything” about why the portal failed.

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