Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Topcityvibe News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Saturday, 8th June, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.
1. Popular Herbalist Predicts Victory For PDP’s Atiku At Tribunal
A popular traditional medicine practitioner (herbalist) in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, Igwe Onyeachonam Ofomba, has predicted that Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, in the 2019 general elections, will win at the tribunal. Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari who participated in the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, winner of the February 23 Presidential election.
2. Atiku vs Buhari, Ex-VP, PDP Write Justice Bulkachuwa Over Delayed Tribunal Hearing
The legal team of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have written to the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, expressing their concern over delayed tribunal hearing. Naija News recalls that Justice Bulkachuwa recused herself from the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal after the PDP and Abubakar raised the alarm over her “connection” with the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
3. Atiku vs Buhari: Ex-VP Sends ‘Strong Message’ To Justices Ahead Tribunal Sitting
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed optimism that the Supreme Court and justices in Nigeria will allow “lady justice” have “full reign” when petitions are brought before them.
That’s the Presidential Election Tribunal news for today. .
Wicked Man With Four Wives R*pes 12-Years-Old Girl (Photo)
A 43 years old farmer, Francis Joseph has defiled a 12-year daughter of his neighbour in Lugbogi area of Ondo in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo state.
It was gathered that Joseph who is married to four wives with nine children warned the little girl after having carnal knowledge of the girl, not to tell anybody about the incident or else she would die mysteriously.
A family source explained that the little girl was scared to tell her parent until she started bleeding in the middle of the night and was rushed to the hospital.
“the 12-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital, bleeding profusely from the private part having been defiled and sexually abused, she is still in the hospital till now. “Her parent reported the incident at the Enuowa police station but to the chagrin of all neighbours, Joseph had left his home before dawn before the arrival of the policemen”
She, however, said that Joseph was arrested at a park in Ondo town on Thursday while trying to board a bus to Lagos and was subsequently handed over to the police.
However, Joseph denied the allegation of defiling the young girl. He said the people of the community conspired against him and implicated him for the crime. Joseph did not explain the reasons for running away from the community.
However, it was gathered that the family of the suspect had been pleading with the victim’s family to settle the matter amicably but the parents of the victim insisted in getting to the root of the matter.
It was gathered that the State Ministry of Women affairs, has waded into the matter to ensure that the incident is not swept under the carpet and get justice for the victim who is currently hospitalised.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident said the case had been transferred to the State police headquarters in Akure, the state capital.
He said the command has commenced an investigation into the matter with a pledge to charged the suspect to court after completing its investigation.
APC Crisis: Orji Kalu Insists On Running For Deputy Senate Presidency
Abia North Senator-elect, Orji Kalu, has insisted that he will contest for the seat of Deputy Senate President, claiming that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not adopt Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as its candidate for the position.
We reported on Monday, that the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Onilu, issued a statement confirming that the NWC has formally adopted Omo-Agege as the party’s candidate for the position of Deputy Senate President.
Kalu, however, insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari only adopted candidacies of the duo of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, for the positions of Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.
“Ahead of tomorrow’s inauguration of the 9th national assembly and election of principal officers, politicians have started deploying different antics to satisfy their ambitions.
“One of such is a statement credited to National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Onilu claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari and the NWC of the party have formally adopted Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as the party’s candidate for the position of Deputy Senate President.
“I hold the President in high esteem as well as the National Chairman of our great party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other members of the NWC and as such, I will not disobey any formal pronouncement by them.
“However, I am still in the race to become Deputy Senate President because the President and the NWC have not adopted any candidate and as such the contest is open to all members of the party, who have the capability.
“I have the political dexterity, leadership qualities and goodwill to complement the efforts of the Senate President in actualizing the objectives of the legislature in support the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking Nigeria to greater heights.
“Leadership positions in the 9th Senate should be given to people who have the will to support the agenda of the APC while not deviating from the ideals of democracy.
“As I continue to mobilize support for the position of Deputy Senate President, I commend the President, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other stakeholders of the party for their support.
“Come tomorrow by the special grace of God and to the admiration of APC members and Nigerians at large, I will emerge as Deputy Senate President in the 9th national assembly,” Kalu said in a statement by his media office on Monday and signed by Ken Cole.
BREAKING: Presidential Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against Buhari, APC Victory
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed a petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election.
The Coalition for Change (C4C) and its presidential candidate, Geff Chizee Ojinika, had filed the petition marked: CA/PEPTL/003/2019, in which they complained of unlawful exclusion or misrepresentation and sought the cancellation of the election and the conduct of a fresh presidential election.
The petitioners had complained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) printed CC and against its actual acronym of C4C, a development, they claimed worked to their disadvantage.
Their lawyer, Obed Agu, however on Monday announced that the petitioners were no longer interested in prosecuting the petition.
Agu applied to withdraw the petition, an application the tribunal granted, in the absence of any objection from lawyers to other parties to the petition.
The tribunal, now headed by Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba (the Presiding Justice of Lagos division of the Court of Appeal), proceeded to dismiss the petition.
Justice Garba, while adjourning till Tuesday for hearing of all pending motions, announced that the tribunal will henceforth, sit at 9.30 am as against the earlier sitting time of 10am.
BREAKING NEWS!! Super Eagles Boss Drops Iheanacho For AFCON 2019 (See 23-Man Squad)
It is confirmed that Kelechi Iheanacho will miss the upcoming AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
Remember that Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr once said ‘club form’ will be a major factor in selecting players for the upcoming tournament.
Unfortunately, Ihenacho has struggled for game time in premier league side Leicester City, and his poor form was further glaring when he missed a glorious chance for his club in a title deciding tie against Manchester City.
The other player who has been dropped is Semi Ajayi of English club Rotherham United.
Below are the faces of the 23-man squad that will depart for Egypt, venue of the Nations Cup from Asaba on a chartered flight today:
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