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Today's Headlines: IPOB: Disregard Sit-at-home Order—Police, Dismiss Petition Filed By APM—Tinubu

IPOB: Disregard Sit-at-home Order—Police

The Ebonyi State Police Command has directed the people of the state to disregard the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, scheduled for May 8 to May 11 in the state.

News Source: Daily Post

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Faleye Olaleye, described the sit-at-home as unconstitutional.

Olaleye’s directive was contained in a statement by the command spokesman, Onome Onovwakpoyeya.

Quoting Olaleye, Onovwakpoyeya said such a directive was unlawful and couldn’t stand.

“Police are aware of the statement in circulation by a group that called itself IPOB asking people to observe a sit-at-home from May 8 to May11, 2023.

“The people of Ebonyi should discountenance the order and go about their lawful business without fear of intimidation as Police is prepared,” he said.

Dismiss Petition Filed By APM—Tinubu

The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has asked the election tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

At the pre-hearing session, the Allied People’s Movement informed the court that they have filed a pre-hearing information sheet TF 008, and had adopted the answers therein.

News Source: Channels TV

Counsel to Tinubu, Akin Olujimi told the tribunal, that their response contains a prayer seeking the tribunal to dismiss the petition over claims of tit lacking merit.

The presidential election petitions tribunal would adjourn pre-hearing till 11th May.

Chairman of the panel Justice Haruna Tsamani who adjourned the petition on Tuesday asked parties to draw out the issues for determination.

Atiku, PDP Make Case For Live Broadcast of Nigeria’s Election Tribunal

The presidential candidate of the people’s democratic party, Atiku Abubakar, has approached the presidential election petition court to seek an order allowing the live broadcast of the proceedings of his petition.

News Source: Arise TV

Atiku and PDP are expected, at Tuesday’s sitting, to draw the attention of the panel to this fresh application they filed.

Atiku and PDP, in the application dated May 5, and filed May 8, prayed the tribunal for, “An order directing the court’s registry and the parties on modalities for admission of media practitioners and their equipment into the courtroom.”

Betara declares for Speakership, accuses Gbajabiamila of sponsoring unpopular candidate

Rep. Aliyu Betara (APC-Borno) has officially declared his intention to run for the office of the Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives, ahead of the June 5 inauguration.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

Betara accused Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of sponsoring an unpopular candidate to succeed him.

Betara, the incumbent Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, spoke in Abuja on Monday while declaring his intention to contest the house’s number one position.

At the event which held at the Transcorp HiltonHotel, Betara was joined by fellow contestants such as Rep. Ahmed Wase, the Deputy Speaker, Rep Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, the Leader of the House , Rep Sani Jaji and Rep. Tunji Olawuyi.

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