Gubernatorial Candidate in Rivers State Says He Withdrew His Petition on Technical Grounds

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.

NGO Invokes Freedom of Information Act

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.

Delta State:Tribunal Rejects High Court Ruling

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.

Allegations of INEC Disobeying Court, Hindering Forensics Experts

"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."