I Wanted 100 Traditional Rulers And Journalists To Be The Ones To Select INEC Chairman - Jonathan
The former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has stated that he had the intention of reshaping the electoral system in Nigeria with a plan that wood guarantee an independent process of selecting the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Goodluck Jonathan revealed to newsmen that he had hoped to win the 2015 presidential election so that he can select about 100 traditional rulers and journalists across Nigeria to come together and select the INEC Chairman.
Reactions trail after INEC lawyers opposed documents presented to court as evidence by Peter Obi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has clarified its opposition to the documents presented by the Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi, in support of their petition against the election of President Bola Tinubu. Throughout the hearing, INEC has consistently contested the admissibility of various documents brought forward by the petitioners as exhibits to substantiate their case.
Court Dissolves Parallel EXCOs of Rivers PDP, Questions Legitimacy of Gov-Elect Fubara's Candidacy
In a landmark ruling, the Abuja High Court has dissolved the parallel executive committees (EXCOs) of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State. The court declared that the EXCOs responsible for nominating Siminialayi Fubara as the party's governorship candidate, in the primary were not the authentic EXCOs recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Federal High Court Rules On Bola Tinubu's Age, Citizenship
A federal court in Abuja recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by the three to block the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu on May 29. Plaintiffs alleged that Tinubu misreported his age and citizenship status to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a ruling by Judge James Omotosho, the court found the lawsuit to be frivolous and an abuse of the judicial process.
Tinubu: 'Electoral Malpractice In Few States Cannot Nullify An Election's Outcome' - SAN Clark
Robert Clark, an elder statesman and senior lawyer in Nigeria, has claimed that the irregularities found in a small number of voting booths cannot establish the validity of an election. In an interview with Channels TV News, The Legal Eagle noted that the standard of INEC's standards is at the center of the electoral act's provision on electoral malpractice.
“S'Court Judgment Against PDP Does Not Affect Our Petition For Tinubu's Disqualification” — Okonkwo
A well-known lawyer and member of the Labour Party, Barrister Kenneth Okonkwo, has stated that the Supreme Court's dismissal of the PDP's petition against Vice President Kashim Shettima will not affect his party's case on the same issue at the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court rejected the PDP's request to disqualify Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu due to his running mate's alleged double nomination.
Farotimi Alleges That A CoR Was Written In The Midnight By Prof. Yakubu, Defying The Constitution.
The controversy surrounding the requirement of winning the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to become the President-elect has been a point of contention for many political leaders. Bola Tinubu, the current President-elect, has been criticized for failing to meet the 25% vote threshold in the FCT during the 2023 election.
Presidential Tribunal: INEC, Tinubu, APC Challenge Atiku, PDP's Request to Present Electoral Papers
In a significant development, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC), and President Bola Tinubu have strongly opposed the request made by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to submit crucial electoral documents as evidence.
No Evidence Has Been Tendered By INEC To Contradict Our Evidence Against Double Nomination—Okonkwo
Kenneth Okonkwo, a Work Party representative, said during a meeting with Emerge News that the INEC had not provided any evidence to counter their proof against twofold designation. He said the PDP's case had been dropped because it involved pre-election issues, whereas theirs involves post-election issues.
Your govt is temporal, I will reclaim mandate - Atiku tells Tinubu
Atiku Abubakar, who was unsuccessful as the presidential candidate for the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the most recent general elections, has expressed confidence that he would successfully defend his allegedly stolen electoral victory in court, according to Nigerian Tribune. In light of this, he described the APC- led by President Bola Tinubu administration as a " temporary government. "
FG Should Stop Appointing INEC Chairman — Anglican Bishop
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman selection process should be changed, according to Bishop Timothy Yahaya of the Church of Nigeria's Kaduna Diocese. Vanguard report that, According to him, in order for Nigeria to hold elections that can be trusted, the Federal Government must give up its authority to choose the INEC Chairman for the general election in 2027.
Reaction as Abia State's Governor Suspends All Kinds Of Transport Levies Payable To The Government
Channels Television recently brought to their official Facebook Page, a post which says Alex Otti, who happens to be the Incumbent governor of Abia State, has directed the immediate suspension of of all kinds of Transport Levies payable to the Abia government and imposed on Tricycles, Buses, Taxis and other commercial vehicles plying Abia roads.
CJN To Inaugurate 39 Election Petition Tribunal Members on May 25
The chief justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, is set to inaugurate 39 newly appointed members of the Election Petition Tribunal. According to a recent article by Dailypost, the swearing-in ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25, in Abuja. The venue for the ceremony is the main hall of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Complex, as reported by Dailypost.
Another suit seeking to halt Tinubu's May 29 inauguration has been dismissed by Nigerian court
On Friday, a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed a suit filed by three individuals seeking to halt the inauguration on May 29. Praise Ilemona Isaiah, Pastor Paul Isaac Audu, and Anongu Moses lodged the complaint. In the lawsuit, the three defendants alleged that Bola Tinubu, the 'President-elect' of Nigeria, provided fraudulent information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) regarding his age and citizenship.
Reactions As Kenneth Okonkwo Says Obi's Petition Will Be Concluded After BAT's May 29 Inauguration
Bola Ahmed Tinubu's election as president-elect is currently being contested by Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who has subsequently claimed victory in the 2023 presidential election. One of Peter Obi's attorneys, Kenneth Okonkwo, remarked on the results of the court proceedings after the Pre-Hearing session that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal held today.
Breaking News: Labour to appeal Kano Court ruling invalidating Otti's candidacy
According to The Punch, the Labor Party appealed the Kano Federal Court decision quashing the candidacy of Alex Otti, Abia state governor-elect, in the 18 March gubernatorial election. The Court's decision was based on Mr Ibrahim Harun Ibrahim's complaint against the Labor Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ref.
Reactions As Bwala Daniel Says Tinubu Is Troubled By The Choice He Has To Make For His Cabinet
The outcome of the 2023 presidential poll made the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declare the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and he will be sworn in on the 29th of May.
Jonathan Reveals Why He Wanted 100 Traditional Rulers & Journalists To Choose INEC Chairman
Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, recently shared his plans to reform the electoral system in Nigeria. He aimed to establish an independent process for selecting the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Jonathan disclosed that if he had won the 2015 presidential election, he would have chosen approximately 100 traditional rulers and journalists from across the country to convene and collectively select the INEC Chairman.
Today's Headlines: We won’t allow Buhari spend $800m loan - Rep
We won’t allow Buhari’s govt spend $800m loan Dr. Abubakar Yunusa Ahmad, a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Loans, Aid, and Debt Management, has said that the incoming government will not be allowed to spend the $800 million loan that was approved for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Court Nullifies Labour Party’s Alex Otti’s Candidature, All LP Candidates In Abia and Kano
Justice M. N. Yunusa of the Federal High Court in Kano has made a significant ruling, nullifying the candidature of Dr Alex Otti, the Abia State Governor-elect from the Labour Party (LP), as well as all other candidates from the party in Abia and Kano states.