Bayelsa: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Sen. Diri and Sen. Lawrence

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has in accordance with the instruction of the Supreme Court presented the certificate of return to PDP's governor-elect for Bayelsa state DouyeDiriGovernor Diri's deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo was also presented his certificate of return. 

The Lawyer to the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina has cried out saying Senators are reluctant to stand in as surety to his client. Barrister Afam Osigwe, the lawyer to Maina raised this alarm on Thursday during the ongoing trial of Mr Maina at the Federal High Court Abuja.

Former Governor of Imo State, Rt. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha on Wednesday formally approached the Supreme Court of Nigeria, led by Justice Tanko Muhammed to review a Judgement delivered against him and his party the People’s Democratic Party, PDP last month. The apex court had sacked Ihedioha, declaring the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Hope Uzodinma the authentic winner of the elections.

Following a crucial meeting between the President and the leadership of the National Assembly at the Presidential Villa, the Federal Government said it has resolved to constitute a security committee to periodically review the issue of security across the country. The meeting was attended by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

The Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) on Thursday evening berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for deregistering 74 political parties.IPAC in a statement signed by its National Legal Adviser, Mr Ezeobika Chukwudi, in Abuja, called on INEC to immediately reverse its decision on the de-registration. He emphasized that the decision of INEC was an indignity on the judiciary and a conscious disregard for the rule of law.

The national leader of the Ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has warned against undue vilification of the Judiciary especially by politicians who lost their election petitions and appeals.  Tinubu issued the warning on Monday while speaking to newsmen after the valedictory court session at the Supreme Court, in honour of Justice Amiru Sanusi, who retired after clocking 70.

The Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, will on Tuesday meet with the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to discuss the details of the Operation Amotekun security initiative being championed by South-West Governors. Punch Newspaper quoted an unnamed presidency source as saying the governor had secured an appointment to meet with the President to explain the issue to him.

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