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Tribunal reserves judgment in petition against election of Nassarawa legislator



The National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has reserved judgment in the petition by Ibrahim Mohammed of PDP against the election of Jacob Kudu of APC who represents Nassarawa-Eggon East constituency.


Mohammed is challenging the victory of Kudu of APC in the polls conducted in March.


Justice Francesca Nnong-Isoni, Chairman of the three-man panel, announced that the judgment was reserved after counsels to the petitioner and respondents adopted their final written addresses on Saturday.

She therefore, told the parties that the day of judgement would be communicated to them.

Earlier, Edidiong Usungurua, counsel to the petitioner, told the tribunal that he had adopted all the arguments in his written address.

The petitioner’s counsel urged the tribunal to annul the election of Nassarawa-Eggon East constituency for alleged non compliance with the Electoral Act.

Also, Ishaku Dikko (SAN), counsel to Jacob Kudu, the assembly member, adopted his written address and urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition for lacking in merit.

On his part, Sunday Akoh, counsel to the third respondent, INEC, urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition, adding that the commission had returned the assembly member in compliance with the law and the Electoral Act.


Gov Fubara presents list of commissioner nominees to Rivers State Assembly



The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has presented a list of Commissioner nominees to the Rivers House of Assembly for their screening and approval. The nominees are scheduled to undergo screening today by assembly members loyal to the governor.


Public Announcement


The Rivers State House of Assembly hereby invites the following Commissioner-nominees for screening and confirmation as members of the Rivers State Executive Council.

1. Hon. Prince Charles O. Bekee
2. Mr. Collins N. Onunwo
3. Hon. Solomon Eke
4. Sir. Dr. Peter N. Medee
5. Hon. Elio. Tasie Arnadi
6. Hon. Basoene Joshua Benibo
7. Mr. Tambari Sydney Gbara, and
8 Dr. On Orluideye Chinendurn Chukwuma

Date: Tuesday. 21. May, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.

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I’ll Turn Ondo Into Another Lagos, Says Wale Akinterinwa Ahead Of APC Primaries



Wale Akinterinwa, a governorship hopeful on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will turn Ondo into another Lagos, the country’s commercial capital, if elected governor.


The Ondo APC governorship primary election is scheduled for April 20 while the state-wide election will be held on November 16.


Speaking during his official declaration at the ruling party’s secretariat in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday, Akinterinwa said he will make Ondo an industrialised state.

The governorship hopeful who had worked in Lagos civil service, said he would utilise the natural resources in the state to attract investments.

“We will turn Ondo into another Lagos state in terms of development because we have what it takes, in terms of coast. We must ensure that the port comes alive and that will be a game changer,” Akinterinwa said.

“But, beyond that, we also have the landmass and ought to be an agrarian state. So, we are going to take agriculture to the next level while we encourage and support the local farmers.

“We will also attract investors who will invest in agriculture so that we will be exporting finished products. We will not just be producing for the table but we will be producing for export.”

On security, Akinterinwa said his economic initiatives would get most youth employed and lead to reduction in the rate of insecurity in the state.

“For security, part of our challenges today is because today is because we have many unemployed youths. So, Amotekun founded by our late governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and other South West governors will be strengthened so that with appropriate security in place, we can have development,” he said.

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