Showing posts with label POLITICS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label POLITICS. Show all posts


The Supreme court threw out Mr Adeleke’s application and affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal. The appellate court, which had also delivered its verdict in a split decision of four to one, ruled that the judge who issued the majority decision at the tribunal, Peter Obiora, was absent on February 6, 2019, when a major discussion on the issue of none-compliance was tabled before the tribunal; and could therefore not have viewed the issue squarely.

Recall that the Supreme Court is set to give a final ruling on who, between two candidates, was duly elected governor of Osun State last year. A seven-member panel of the court, led by Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko, slated Friday for judgement on the matter after entertaining arguments from parties on June 17.The PDP candidate in the September 22 and 27 elections, Ademola Adeleke, filed a petition at the Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the victory of the governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, of the APC.

The main election was held on September 22 while a supplementary election was held on September 27 in seven polling units. The electoral commission, INEC, declared Mr Oyetola winner of the election after the supplementary poll. Mr Adeleke, who claimed he polled the highest number of votes in the election, asked the tribunal to cancel the victory of Mr Oyetola and declare him the winner of the election.

The Osun tribunal ruled in Mr Adeleke’s favour and declared him the winner of the election. In a split judgment of two to one, the tribunal ruled that INEC was wrong to have ordered a rerun election. It nullified the rerun. The court also ruled that INEC did not comply with its guidelines on results from 17 polling units. The tribunal then deducted the results of both parties from the declared total of votes in the affected 17 poling units.

According to the tribunal, the PDP won the election with 254,698 votes, while the APC came second with 253,452 votes. The tribunal also said that the PDP would still have won the poll even if it had opted to validate the supplementary election. But in a contrary opinion in May, the Court of Appeal ruled that “the tribunal was in patent error when it set aside the rerun.”

Apparently dissatisfied, Mr Adeleke approached the Supreme Court which will now rule today. At 9:12- A four member panel of judges just entered the court room, leading to the resumption of the day’s ruling. The panel is led by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivor. The lawyers began noting their appearances in court at 9:18 with a senior advocate, N. O. Oke appearing for the PDP. Abiodun Olaide and Biodun Layemi appeared for the respondents, Mr Oyetola and the APC. Rhodes-Vivour is reading the judgement.

He observed that justice Peter Obiora did not sign a record to indicate that he was present at the tribunal on February 6. The court said its decision is that Justice Obiora did not sit on February 6. It is now reading a list of authorities to show the consequences of Mr Obiora failing to sit on February sit at the tribunal.

“A complaint that one of the judges did not sit and proceded to deliver judgement is a serious matte,” he said. “Failure of Obiora J to sit of February 6 rendered the proceedings of that day a nullity and the entire judgement a nullity. It is a fundamental error” “The absence of Obiora J to sit on that day made it impossible for the tribunal to render any judgement in the matter”,

The court ruled. Mr Rhodes-Vivour added that five members of the panel agreed with the judgement while two others disagreed with it. Consequently the court threw out Mr Adeleke’s application and affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal.

Professor Adebayo Has Reacted to 2019 General Elections

Professor Adebayo Otitoloju the Returning Officer for Lagos East Senatorial Election has reacted to 2019 general elections. The renowned professor said: “There is need for some form of reforms,” in Nigerian electoral processes in the reality of true democracy.

The professor has also revealed that the country should imbibe the method of electronic coalition of results and not allow electronic voting.

“We can upgrade the smart card readers to be able to start that process, and once that is done, most of our elections challenges will be removed completely. Logistics is a major challenge.”

According to the reports  the retreat had in attendance INEC management staff, including heads of departments, electoral officers and their assistants, and some collation officers in the state in the 2019 elections.

According to them, if the nation wants to grow its democracy, there is the need to tinker with its electoral system. “I will advocate reforms that will lead to e-collation, not e-voting, that is a collation that will start from the polling units.

The university tutor has made the advocacy in separate interviews with  the sidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 2019 State Level Post Election Review in Lagos.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Tinubu's 2023 Presidential Aspiration

Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Femi Fani-Kayode has spoken their mind on Tinubu presidential aspiration in 2023.Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a renowned Igbo political personnel has responded to the intention of Bola Hammed Tinubu political ambition to succeed the office of the president after the current tenure of President Mohammad  Buhari in 2023.

According to reliable source, Chuks Ibegu the Spokesperson for Ohanaeze Ndigbo stated that Bola Tinubu should not run for presidency on the yardstick of morality.

Conversely recently, the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode had commended the APC National Leader for “aspiring” to be president in 2023.

According to Fani-Kayode  tweet on twitter: “I am not in Bola Tinubu’s party but I commend him for having the courage to aspire to be President in 2023.

Fani-Kayode aslo tweeted that, “How many southern politicians from either APC or PDP have had the guts to do that? If nothing else he has challenged the myth that the north owns Nigeria.”

However, Ibegbu alleged that most people in the South East are not comfortable with the former Lagos State Governor; hence he should not run for president.

In the opposite direction according to Ibegbu: “Every Nigerian has the right to contest for any position but we are talking about morality now, Tinubu has the right, I Chuks Ibegbu has the right to be president of this country but we are talking about morality, justice, fairness and equity.

“Tinubu has the right to come out to be president but by right, equity and fairness he should not come out, he has no reason to come out morally. “In the South West, many are not comfortable with him so he should not come out.”

2019 Senatorial Seat in Nigeria

Here are the winners for the Senatorial seat in the concluded 2019 elections;
Philip Aduda (PDP)

Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Central) – APC
Senator Adeola Solomon (West) – APC
Bayo Oshinowo (East) – APC

Prince Dayo Adeyeye (South) – APC
Opeyemi Bamidele (Central) – APC
Bunmi Adetunbi  (North) – APC

Kolawole Balogun (South) – PDP
Teslim Folarin (Central) – APC
Abdulfatah Buhari (North) – APC

Ajibolan Bashiru (Central) – APC
Adelere Orilowo (West) – APC
Francis Fadahunsi (East) – PDP

Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice (North) APC
(South) –  Incoclusive
Ayo Akinyelure (Central) PDP

Ibikunle Amosun (Central) – APC
Tolu Odebiyi (West) – APC
Lekan Mustapha (East) – APC

Malam lbrahim Shekarau (Central) -  APC
Alhaji Kabuki lbrahim Gaya (South) - APC
Mallam Barau Jibrin (North) - APC

Uba Sani (Central) - APC
Suleiman Abdu Kwari (North) - APC
Danjuma La’ah (South) - APC

Kabir Barkiya (Central) - APC
Bello Mandiya (South) - APC
Ahmed Baba-Kaita (North) - APC
Danjuma Goje (Central) - APC
Saidu Alkali (North) - APC
Amos Bunus (South) - APC

Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia (NorthEast) - APC
Danladi Sankara (NorthWest) - APC
Senator Muhammed Sabo Naku (Central) - APC

Aliyu Wamakko (North) - APC
Abdulahi Ibrahim Gobir (East) - APC
Abubakar Shehu Tambuwal (South) - APC

Abdulaziz Yari (West) - APC
Tijani Yahaya Kawa (North) - APC
Yet-to-be (announced) Central

Ibn Na’Allah (South) - APC
Adamu Aliero (Central) - APC
Yaya Abdulahi (North) - APC

Aishatu Dairu Binani (Central) APC
Ishaku Cliff (North) - PDP
Bino Yero (South) - PDP

Haliru Jiga (Central) - APC
Lawal Yahya (South) - APC
Court to decide Candidate (North) - APC

Kashim Shettima (Central) - APC
Ali Ndume (South) - APC
Abubakar Kyari (North) - APC

Emmanuel Bwacha (South) - PDP
Other two yet to be announced

Ibrahim Gaidam (East) - APC
Ibrahim Bomoi (South) - APC
Ahmed Lawan (North) - APC

Theodore Orji (Central) - PDP
Orji Uzor Kalu (North) - APC
Yet to be declared (South)

Ifeanyi Uba (South) - YPP
Two others yet to be declared

Sam Egwu (North) - PDP
Michael Ama Nnachi (South) - PDP
Obinna Ogba (Central) - PDP

Ike Ekweremadu (West) - PDP
Chimaroke Nnamani (East) - PDP
Chuka Utazi (North) - PDP

Rochas Okorocha (West) - APC
North (Inconclusive)
East (Yet to be declared)

Bassey Albert (North East) - PDP
Christopher Ekpeyong (NorthWest) - PDP
Akon Eyak (South) - PDP

Donye Diri (Central) - PDP
Lawrence Ewrujakpor (West) - PDP
East - (Yet to be announced)

Dr Sandy Onor (Central) - PDP
Senator Rose Oko (North) - PDP
Senator Gershom Bassey (South) - PDP

Thompson George Sekibo (East) - PDP
Betty Apiafi (West) - PDP
Parry Mpigi (South-East) - PDP

James Manager (South) - PDP
Ovie Omo-Agege (Central) - APC
Peter Nwaobochi (North) - PDP

Mathew Urhoghide (South) - PDP
Clifford Ordia (Central) - PDP
Framcis Alimikkhena (North) - APC

Orker Jev (NorthWest) - PDP
Abba Moro( ) - PDP
Gabriel Suswam ( ) - PDP

Oseni Yakubu (Central) - APC
East - (Inconclusive)
Dino Melaye (West) - PDP

Oloriegbe Yahya Ibrahim (Central) - APC
Lola Ashiru (South) - APC
Umar Sadiq (North) - APC

Umaru Tanko Al-Makura (South) - APC
Senator Abdullahi Adamu (West) - APC
Godiya Akwashiki (North) - APC

Aliyu Shabi Abdullah (North) - APC
Mohammed Bima (South) - APC
Mohammed Sani Musa (East) - APC

Not yet announced

2019 Election Predictions With State Voting Percentages

Here are the predictions for the forthcoming elections;

1. SOUTH WEST- (6 States) 0ver 18m votes
Oyo - Buhari 70%, Atiku 30%
Ekiti - Buhar 65%, Atiku 35%
Osun - Buhari 75%, Atiku 25%
Ondo - Buhari 65%, Atiku 35%
Lagos - Buhari 75%, Atiku 25%
Ogun - Buhari 55%, Atiku 45%

2. NORTH CENTRAL - (6 States with the FCT) over 13m votes
Niger - Buhari 85%, Atiku 15%
Kogi - Buhari 70%, Atiku 30%
Benue - Atiku 55%, Buhari 45%
Plateau - Atiku 55%, Buhari 45%
Nassarawa- Buhari 52%, Atiku 48%
Kwara - Buhari 55%, Atiku 45%
FCT - Buhari 51%, Atiku 49%

3. NORTH EAST- (6 States) 0ver 14m votes
Bauchi - Buhari 90%, Atiku 10%
Borno - Buhari 90%, Atiku 10%
Taraba - Atiku 65%, Buhari 35%
Adamawa - Buhari 51%, Atiku 49%
Gombe - Buhari 55%, Atiku 45%
Yobe - Buhari 92%, Atiku 8%

4. NORTH WEST- (7 States) over 18m votes
Zamfara - Buhari 75%, Atiku 25%
Sokoto - Buhari 80%, Atiku 20%
Kaduna - Buhari 70%, Atiku 30%
Kebbi - Buhari 85%, Atiku 15%
Katsina - Buhari 92%, Atiku 8%
Kano - Buhari 75%, Atiku 25%
Jigawa - Buhari 80%, Atiku 20%

5.SOUTH EAST- (5 States) over 9m votes
Enugu - Atiku 85%, Buhari 15%
Imo - Buhari 51%, Atiku 49%
Ebonyi - Atiku 75%, Buhari 25%
Abia - Atiku 85%, Buhari 15%
Anambra - Atiku 80%, Buhari 20%

6. SOUTH SOUTH – (6 States) over 10m votes
Bayelsa - Atiku 80%, Buhari 20%
Akwa Ibom - Buhari 53%, Atiku 47%
Edo - Buhari 60%, Atiku 40%
Rivers - Atiku 60%, Buhari 40%
Cross River - Atiku 65%, Buhari 35%
Delta - Atiku 70%, Buhari 30%

Think for Before You Vote

Nigerians need to reflect on where the country was in 2015 when he took over power and where the country is today, before deciding on who to vote for. Here are the situations then, and now:

1. In 2015 fuel was N87/litre and now N145/litre

2. In 2015 exchange rate was N187/Dollar and now N360/Dollar

3. In 2015 a bag of rice was N7000 and now N18000 a bag

4. In 2015 a mudu of gari was N120 and now N600 per mudu

5. In 2015 kerosene was N50/litre and now N350/litre

6. In 2015 killings were limited to North East now it's everywhere.

7. In 2015 Fulani herdsmen were hardly heard of, now they are reigning, killing at will in Taraba, Benue, Plateau,  Enugu, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Niger, etc.

8. In 2015 we hardly heared about a group called Miyetti Allah. But today Miyetti Allah reigns supreme; they boast of extra-judicial killings.

9. In 2015 Nigeria was the fastest growing economy in Africa but today Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world

10. In 2015 Nigerian youths were described as great, intelligent and innovative but today they are described as lazy Nigerian Youth.

11. In 2015 freedom of speech and rule of law were taken for granted by Nigerians but now these are rare, threatening our hard earned democracy.

12. In 2015 Nigerians were much more united, but today Nigerians are more divided than ever

13. In 2015 youths were being offered jobs, but presently 4 million Nigerians who had job, have lost their jobs and no replacement.

14. In 2015 all sections of the country were represented in the nation's security council, but now it is almost 100% one ethnic and one religious group all from the North.

Conclusively this another opportunity to decide who will rule again for next four years. Vote wisely.