The ACN governorship candidate in Rivers State in the 2011 polls, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, claims he wasn’t induced to withdraw his election petition by the winning party, PDP, but did so partly on technical grounds and partly due to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s actions to frustrate his motion.
Mr. Segun Oni is seeking to have, the judgment of the Appeal court, Ilorin Division which removed him from office set aside.
The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy has requested the 2007 asset declaration, asset declaration at the end of tenure on May 28, 2011 as well as current asset declaration at inauguration on May 29, 2011 of President Jonathan based on the provision of Section 2 of the Freedom of Information Act 2011.
The Delta State Election Petition Tribunal ruled today that Mr. Uduaghan was "validly" elected during the 2011 re-run elections.
"The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Kaduna, yesterday, rejected an application for the dismissal of the petition challenging the election of Governor Patrick Yakowa which was filed by the gubernatorial candidate of the Congress for Progress Change, CPC, Haruna Saeed."
More than 5,000 people marched through major streets the capital of Akwa Ibom, Uyo, to celebrate the judicial confirmation of the re-election of Godswill Obot Akpabio.
"A Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, ordered election petition tribunals sitting across the federation to ignore provisions of section 140(2) and 141 of Electoral Act 2010, saying it was vague, unconstitutional and a deliberate attempt by the legislative arm of government to usurp powers of the judiciary."
The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Dr. Olusegun Agagu of the PDP challenging the victory of Senator Boluwaji Kunlere of LP in the Ondo South Senatorial district election.
The Election Petition Tribunal in Delta State rejected a notice filed by Emmanuel Uduaghan’s lawyers in which he sought to alert the tribunal’s attention to a ruling by a Justice of the Federal High Court in Asaba disqualifying the candidate of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) from contesting the re-run elections.
The judgement on the re-run of the Delta State Gubernatorial Elections will be given on July 25.
"An order from the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State directing Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow forensic experts from Nigeria Police Force to inspect ballot papers used for the conduct of the last National Assembly election may have been thwarted as INEC was alleged to have barred the team of the forensic experts from gaining entrance into its office."
"The Benue State Governorship Election Tribunal, on Tuesday, dismissed Governor Gabriel Suswam’s motion seeking to terminate the petition filed by Professor Steve Ugbah of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), challenging his election."