Bayelsa: Falana Says Supreme Court Is Wrong, Lacks Jurisdiction

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has reacted to the judgment of the Supreme Court on the governorship election in Bayelsa State.

In an exclusive with Channels Television, he said the apex court made a mistake when it treated a pre-election matter as a post-election case. Continue reading “Bayelsa: Falana Says Supreme Court Is Wrong, Lacks Jurisdiction”

Bayelsa: INEC declares PDP candidate winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Duoye Diri as Governor-elect of Bayelsa state.

This was the outcome of a closed-door meeting by INEC top executives.The Supreme Court sacked Chief David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Continue reading “Bayelsa: INEC declares PDP candidate winner”

Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa governor-elect’s election, declares PDP winner

By Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office.

A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. Continue reading “Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa governor-elect’s election, declares PDP winner”

Press release by Akwa Ibom PDP on the defeat of Akpabio, Ntuen and Akpan

Press statement

‘Essien Udim ends disgraceful national Comedy with uncommon defeat’ being the Statement of the Peoples Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom State on the concluded Court Ordered Rerun in Essien Udim Local Government Area.

With the declared results by INEC of the Court ordered rerun elections in Essien Udim Local Government Area for the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly seats, the people of Essien Udim have brought a glorious end to an inglorious, disdainful and disgraceful comedy session staged under the leadership of the National Comedian himself and actively supported by the pioneer and only speaker of the House of Comedy. Continue reading “Press release by Akwa Ibom PDP on the defeat of Akpabio, Ntuen and Akpan”

Akpabio, other APC candidates lose Essien Udim rerun

The APC candidate for the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, Akwa Ibom North West, Chief Godswill Akpabio was yesterday defeated in a court ordered Essien Udim rerun election by Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Other candidates Rt. Hon. Nse Ntuen who contested for the House of Assembly was defeated by Barr Esse Umoh of the PDP and Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Akpan was defeated by Rt. Hon. Nsikak Ekong of the Peoples Democratic Party. Below are details of the election result as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

PDP -19,924
APC – 6,903

APC -6,450
PDP – 20, 235

PDP -18, 999
APC -7108

Sen. Chris Ekpenyong, Nsikak Ekong and Esse Umoh
Winners of the Essien Udim rerun election

The winners will soon receive certificates of return from the resident electoral commissioner, Mr Mike Igini.

Opinion: Ihedioha can still be governor

By Tonnie Iredia

It is no longer news that in line with last week’s decision of the Supreme Court, Senator Hope Uzodinma is now the Imo State governor.

Having decided that the exclusion of certain votes in his favour during the collation of votes at the last governorship election in the state was illegal, the Apex Court went ahead to add the said votes which saw to the victory of the new governor. Continue reading “Opinion: Ihedioha can still be governor”