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Today's Headlines:No Court Can Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration–FG;Abure Resumes As LP National Chairman

No Court Can Stop Tinubu’s inauguration –FG

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In spite of ongoing litigations and protests, the inauguration of the President-elect and his deputy, Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, would hold as scheduled on May 29.

This was disclosed at the World Press Conference by the Chairman of the Presidential Transition Committee and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The media outing was organized to brief Nigerians and the entire world on the programmes of activities planned for the 2023 Presidential Inauguration.

Mustapha who described the upcoming event as historically significant to the country and the international community, particularly Africa because of the democratic values and lessons in nationhood, said it was for these reasons, the committee chose ‘Nigeria: Better Together’, as the theme for the 2023 transition.

He said: “Let me say without any fear of contradiction, there will be an Inauguration on 29th of May. We will proceed with the inauguration of President-elect Tinubu and the litigation will continue. Our Constitution and Electoral Act have dealt with that. Our laws are sacrosanct.”

As part of the build up to the change of baton, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday May 25, confer the National Honours of GCFR and GCON respectively on Tinubu and Shettima.

Abure Resumes As LP National Chairman

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Julius Abure and the three other suspended officials of the Labour Party (LP) yesterday, returned to the party’s secretariat in Abuja to assume their various posts.

Abure told journalists that the party had appealed the FCT High Court’s decision to suspend him, the party’s secretary, Farouk Ibrahim, and two others from serving as the party’s national officials. As a result, the FCT High Court no longer has jurisdiction over the case.

Abure also denied allegations by the Apapa Lamidi-led faction that he collected N500 million to endorse Godswill Akpabio for Senate president.

He also debunked allegations that he mobilised persons to attack Lamidi and his team at the Presidential Ellection Tribunal on Wednesday, stating that it was solely the handiwork of Nigerians who were unhappy about his (Lamidi) actions against LP.

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Demolition Of Bayelsa Property Not Political–Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has dismissed insinuation that the demolition of the Bayelsa State government dilapidated property in Port Harcourt was politically motivated.

The governor has, however, blamed leadership failure on the part of Bayelsa State for the Rivers State government eventual demolition of the derelict property located at Akasa Street in Old Government Residential Area in Port Harcourt.

Briefing journalists on his arrival from Europe at the Port Harcourt International airport, yesterday, Governor Wike explained that in line with the state’s urban renewal programme, a formal letter was written to the Bayelsa State government in August, 2021, concerning its dilapidated property inherited from the Old Rivers State in Port Harcourt.

He said: “It is most unfortunate, when you have leadership failure that is what you get. I have never seen a hostile government against Rivers State government like Bayelsa State government. It’s most unfortunate. When I was away, I read from the media the rantings of the Bayelsa State government through the Commissioner for Lands.

Tribunal Reserves Ruling On Atiku, Tinubu live broadcast Request

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After a marathon proceedings on Thursday, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) reserved ruling till a later date on the application by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for live broadcast of the court’s proceedings.

The Justice Haruna Tsammani led five-member panel made the announcement counsel to parties in the petition argued and adopted their respective briefs for and against the motion.

Lead counsel to the petitioners’, Chris Uche had prayed the court to grant the application for the overall interest of the public and the nation.

He equally argued that being a unique electoral dispute with a peculiar constitutional dimension, it is a matter of public interest whereof millions of Nigerian citizens, voters and stakeholders have constitutional right to receive.

Uche further submitted that “the matter before the Honourable Court is a dispute over the outcome of the Presidential Election held on 25th February 2023, a matter of national concern and public interest, involving citizens and voters in the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, who voted and participated in the said election; and the International Community as regards the workings of Nigeria’s Electoral Process.

That it is an integral part of the constitutional duty of the Court to hold proceedings in public is a discretion to allow public access to proceedings either physically or by electronic means.

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