Connect with us
//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Published

on

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.

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).

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

READ ALSO  BREAKING: Supreme Court sacks APC senator, David Umaru

“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.

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.

READ ALSO  Ondo: Akeredolu will treat people like animals if re-elected – Pastor Giwa

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.

“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under similar circumstances.”The AGF maintained that by the doctrine and principle of judicial precedence, the appeal superseded the Federal High Court’s position which foreclosed APC Zamfara from fielding candidates in the Feb.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.

READ ALSO  ANGRY YOUTHS GO ON RAMPAGE IN POPULAR LAGOS METROPOLIS WHEN POLICE OFFICER FLED AFTER KILLING YOUNG SCHOOL GIRL

SOURCE: Daily Post

Loading...

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.

Advertisement //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "pub-7404936528073869", enable_page_level_ads: true });
58 Comments

58 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Politics

#OndoDecides2020: Results From 16 LGs Declared, Two Being Awaited

Published

on

By

As of 12.30 p.m. on Sunday, 16 local government areas have been announced in the Ondo State governorship held on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Twelve of the results were declares early on Sunday and when the commission reconvened after a four-hour break, four other local governments were announced by their various collation officers.

The four local governments that were just announced were Ose, Okitipupa, Ondo West and Odigbo, bringing the number of local governments declared to be 16 while the remaining two are being awaited as of the time of this report.

READ ALSO  Text: Akpabio’s letter to House of Representatives

 

Below are the results of the 16 local governments:

Ifedore LG:

APC 9,350,

PDP 11,852,

ZLP 1.860

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Irele LG

APC 12,643

PDP 5,493

ZLP 5,904

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Ile Oluji LG

APC 13,278

PDP 9,231

ZLP 1,971

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Ondo East LG

APC 6,485

PDP 4,049

ZLP 3,221

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Idanre LG

APC 11,286

PDP 7,499

ZLP 3,623

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Owo LG

APC 35.957

PDP 5,311

ZLP 408

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Akoko North East LG

APC 16,572

PDP 8,380

ZLP 3,532

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Akoko South West LG

APC 21,232

READ ALSO  OSUN BATTLE! GREAT PANIC HITS ADELEKE AND OYETOLA’S CAMPS AS SUPREME COURT IS TO GIVE FINAL JUDGMENT ON WHO BECOMES THE AUTHENTIC GOVERNOR

PDP 15,055

ZLP 2,775

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Akoko North West LG

APC 15,809

PDP 10,320

ZLP 3,477

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Akure North LG

APC 9,546

PDP 12,263

ZLP 1,046

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Akoko South East LG

APC 9,419

PDP 4,033

ZLP 2,055

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Akure South LG

APC 17,277

PDP 47,627

ZLP 2,236

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Ose LG

APC 15,122

PDP 8,421

ZLP 1,083

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Okitipupa LG

APC 19,266

PDP 10,367

ZLP 10,120

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Ondo West LG

APC 15,977

PDP 10,627

ZLP 10,159

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Odigbo LG

APC 23,571

PDP 9,485

ZLP 6,540

 

Loading...
Continue Reading

Politics

#OndoDecides2020: INEC Collates Results In 14 LGAs

Published

on

By

With 2,936 polling units results submitted out of 3,009 units as at 8.16 am, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has completed collation of results in 14 Local Government Areas, LGAs, of Ondo State in the governorship held on Saturday, October 10.

Polling, it would be recalled commenced at 8.00 am on the election day and progressed till 4.00 pm. Immediately voting stopped, the Commission began sorting of the ballots and counted same in each polling units.

READ ALSO  COVID -19: Air Peace delivers medical supplies from Turkey

The results of the votes scored by each of the political parties were recorded in Form E8 and uploaded to the newly introduced INEC Results Collation Portal, using the Z-Pad technology.

 

With the introduction of the Z-Pad, INEC is some steps away from full-blown electronic election in the country, as the new technology has made collation of election seamless and flawless, with the tendency of hoodlums highjacking election results on the way to collation centres, completely eliminated.

READ ALSO  Text: Akpabio’s letter to House of Representatives

Loading...
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Inspirational Tips

Advertisement
Loading...

Trending

WhatsApp Join Our WhatsApp Chat
%d bloggers like this: