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John Owan-Enoh

Senator Owan-Enoh calls for reconciliation in Cross River APC

Sen. John Owan-Enoh, the All Progressive Congress (APC) 2019 governorship candidate in Cross River, has called on members of the party to close ranks and build a united and stronger party in the state.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has ordered that fresh elections be conducted in Ekureku I and II of Abi-Yakurr Federal Constituency in Cross River state within 90 days from yesterday (Saturday) to determine the winner.

Appeal Court orders fresh election in Abi/Yakurr federal constituency

The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has ordered that fresh elections be conducted in Ekureku I and II of Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency in Cross River state within 90 days from yesterday (Saturday) to determine the winner.

Ekiti South election: Appeal court reserves judgment

The Appeal Court, Ekiti Division, has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, challenging the verdict of the election petitions tribunal which nullified his victory in the senatorial election.

Sokoto elections: Tribunal dismisses petitions against Senator Wamakko, others

The Governorship, National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Sokoto on Friday dismissed the petition of Sen. Ahmad Maccido challenging the election of Sen. Aliyu Wamakko of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Tribunal upholds Kaduna PDP senator’s election

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Kaduna on Monday upheld the election of Sen. Danjuma La’ah of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kaduna South senatorial district.
Dino Melaye

Tribunal sacks Senator Melaye, orders fresh election

The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja on Friday sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator for Kogi West.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Appeal Court President: Imo has 76 election petitions, Jigawa none

Imo State has the highest number of election petitions filed in the aftermath of the 2019 general elections, the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, who doubles as the Chairman of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, has said.
Senator Jeremiah Useni

Plateau elections: INEC should withdraw Governor Lalong’s certificate of return – Senator Useni

The candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently conducted gubernatorial election in Plateau State, Senator Jeremiah Useni, has asked the Election Petitions Tribunal to declare him winner of the March 9th, 2019, election in the state.
Mike Igini

Akwa Ibom elections: We’ll support your petitions – REC tells aggrieved candidates

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Mike Igini, has assured aggrieved candidates seeking redress at the Election Petitions Tribunal of the cooperation of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Ondo elections: Tribunal receives four petitions

The Election Petitions Tribunal in Ondo State has received four petitions challenging the results of the recently-conducted National Assembly polls in the state.

Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons?

The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “ a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the return to civilian rule,”, “a shameful exercise”, “below par”, “an affront on international standards and best practice”… indeed, there is a near-universal consensus that the 2019 elections have failed the test of integrity.

Oyo elections: 16 candidates file petitions at election tribunal

Sixteen candidates from various political parties have filed petitions at the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting at the State High Court, Iyaganku Ibadan, Oyo State, following the Feb. 23 elections.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Election: Acting CJN urges judges to handle petitions without external pressure, influence

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad Tanko, has urged Judges to handle election petitions without any external pressure or influence either from political parties, stakeholders or economic interest groups.

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