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The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, (SAN) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) to allow the All Progressives (APC) Zamfara, field candidates for the general elections.

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Malami, who doubles as the Minister of Justice, made the call in a letter to INEC dated Feb. 13, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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The minister said that INEC could not foreclose the right of a political party to participate in elections without recourse to the Electoral Act.

“My received a petition from the firm of M. A. Mahmud, (SAN) & CO, in respect of the need to urgently consider Sections 38 and 39 of the Electoral Act and extend the time for the APC Zamfara to field a gubernatorial candidate in the light of a Zamfara High Court judgment in No.ZMS/GS/52/2018.3

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“The letter was requesting that the subsisting judgment in the suit be upheld and respected by INEC, as the Court of Appeal has upheld the appeal with No. CA/S/23/; thus effectively annulling the grounds upon which the purported cancellation of the APC Primaries in Zamfara by INEC was based.’’

Malami, in the letter invited INEC to comply with the judgment of the Court of Appeal by admitting the results of the APC Zamfara primaries.

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He also invited INEC to comply with the provisions of Section 38 of the Electoral Act, which empower the commission to postpone the for the governorship, National Assembly and of Assembly elections.

He said this was in view of the fact since the Court of Appeal had upheld the primaries as valid, the APC in Zamfara would need a little time to catch up with its contemporaries in the election.

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“Granting them this concession is not necessarily a favour but a right that inures to all contestants under similar circumstances.”The AGF maintained that by the doctrine and principle of judicial precedence, the appeal superseded the Federal High Court’s position which foreclosed APC Zamfara from fielding candidates in the Feb. and March general elections.

SOURCE: Daily Post

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Melaye vs Adeyemi: INEC fixes date for fresh Kogi West election

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The Kogi West Senatorial rerun involving Sen Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Sen Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives , APC, is to hold on Nov. 16, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC, in a statement signed by Mr. Festus Okoye, Chairman of its Information and Voter Committee, said that the senate election would hold simultaneously with the Kogi governorship election.

Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja, said that another by-election for the Sabuwa State Constituency in Katsina State had been slated for Nov. 30.

“The decision was taken at the commission’s meeting held on Monday,” the statement said.

He said that the fresh election was sequel to the nullification of the Kogi West Senatorial District election conducted on Feb. 23, by the Election Petitions Tribunal and its subsequent affirmation by the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal had upheld the ruling of the Election Petitions Tribunal, which nullified the election of Sen. Dino Melaye (PDP), following a filed by Sen. Smart Adeyemi of the APC.

The Appeal Court, on Oct. 11, , ordered INEC to conduct a fresh election within 90 days from the date of judgment with all those who participated in it as eligible candidates.

Okoye appealed to the candidates and political parties to conduct issue-based campaigns.

“We also enjoin stakeholders to eschew violence and avoid acts capable of creating apprehension or a sense of fear before, during and after the elections,’’ he said.

Okoye also disclosed that following extensive consultations with stakeholders and a review of the security situation with the relevant security agencies, the Commission fixed Nov. 30 for the conduct of bye-election in Sabuwa State Constituency, Katsina State.

He recalled that the Katsina State of Assembly, via a letter with Reference Number KTSHA/PER/HON/l24/VOL.l/24, dated Sept. 26, notified INEC of the death of Mustapha Abdullahi, who represented the constituency, and and subsequently declared the seat vacant.

He said that the Commission would issue the Notice of Election on Oct. 23, while the conduct of party primaries would take place between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6.

According to Okoye, the last day for the submission of personal particulars of candidates (form CF001), and the list of candidates (Form CFOO2), is Nov. 8.

“The last day for the submission of names and addresses of polling agents is Nov. 15, while campaigns will end on Nov. 28,” he said.

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MIXED REACTIONS AS ATIKU INSISTS HE MUST GET JUSTICE

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Nigerians have expressed mixed opinions towards the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last Presidential poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s resolve to “go all the way” to ensure justice is served as regards he petition on the February 23 poll.

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In a Friday twitter message, the ex Vice President addressed the September 11 ruling by the presidential Petition Tribunal, PEPT – which upheld the victory of his rival, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives , APC.

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Atiku started by thanking Nigerians for their support in a long twitter thread.

He went on to declare “nothing good comes easy” suggesting he would go all the way to reclaim what he refers to as “his stolen Mandate”

You can read the complete twitter thread by clicking  here

Meanwhile read below, how Nigerians have reacted;

You too can join the conversation, what’s your take on this? Drop your comments below.

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