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Edo Election Petition Tribunal Declared Obaseki Winner

Edo Election Petition Tribunal Declared Obaseki Winner

The Edo State Election Tribunal has upheld the election of Godwin Obaseki as the governor of the state. Justice Ahmed Badamosi lead Tribunal in its judgment today in Benin city declared the APC winner of the election by dismissing the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

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INEC’s Albatross In Edo

The report of the recounted ballots papers used in four local government areas during the last Governorship election in Edo State may have exposed a serious flaw in the controversial election which outcome is being challenged by the Peoples Democratic Party, and its candidate, Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu As legal fireworks assume greater intensity at the Edo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin, all eyes are on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to defend

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INEC Walks A Tight Rope

The Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin was early today forced to adjourn sitting till Friday this week as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, failed to open its defense in the ongoing hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in the September 28 governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, against the declaration of Godwin Obaseki and his All Progressive Party, APC, as the winner of the

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Tribunal Says PDP Witnesses Can Testify

The Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin ruled this afternoon that witnesses subpoenaed by the petitioners – the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu can testify as witnesses in the substantive petition brought before it. The Ahmed Badamasi-led three-man tribunal had on Monday reserved ruling until today in the propriety of allowing a subpoenaed witness, Oviosun Enas to testify following the opposition by the respondents’ counsel who argued that

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Edo 2016: INEC Opens Defence Tuesday

It was a case of win some, lose some yesterday at the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin as the petitioners closed their case. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election in the state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, are challenging the declaration of Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of the election. It was another tension-soaked day as counsel

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Ballot Recount: Tribunal Favours PDP

It was a major victory Thursday morning for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in September 28, 2016, governorship election in Edo State as the State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin granted the petitioners’ prayer for the recounting of ballot papers used for the election in four local government areas of the state. The local government areas are Egor, Etsako West, Etsako East and Akoko-Edo. Counsel for the respondents namely, the Independent

Mahmood Yakubu

ONDO: Supreme Court Gives Hope And Fear

The Supreme Court earlier today ruled that the Court of Appeal panel sitting on the crisis within the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP in Ondo State should go ahead to give a verdict in the matter. Supreme Court justices led by Walter Onoghene, acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, gave the ruling. In it the apex court struck out the plea by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP asking that the Court of Appeal

Alimodu Sherif

Sherif Is New PDP Chairman

Alimodu Sherif, former governor of Borno state has been nominated has the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Olisa Metuh, the party’s publicity secretary said today in Abuja that the choice of Sherif, who had served as a senator before he became governor, was a consensus among the party’s national caucus, PDP governors’ forum and the national assembly caucus of the party. He, however, said that his appointment would not be announced until

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Appeal Court Sacks Abia Governor

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia State, southeast Nigeria has lost the battle to retain his seat at the government house Umuhaia. The Court of Appeal this afternoon ruled that he was not the winner of the last governorship election. The court sitting in Owerri, Imo state ruled that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP actually lost to his opponent Alex Otti of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA. Otti, a former managing director

Empty Treasury: PDP Berates Buhari, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that he inherited an empty treasury cannot be reconciled with the earlier assertion by Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the new administration has achieved in three weeks what the immediate past administration did not achieve in five years. The PDP said President Buhari and his party must take cognizance of the fact that Nigerians

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