Finally, Justice Bulkachawa Has Recused Herself From The Election Tribunal

Zainab Bulkachuwa

By Uche Mbah The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, appears to have won the first round in his quest to wrestle power from President Muhammadu Buhari. The Chairman of the Court of Appeal has agreed to step down from the case. Counsel to Abubakar, Livy Uzoukwu, SAN had objected to the President of the court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachawa, heading the Tribunal. Uzoukwu alleged that Bulkachawa is not qualified to be part of the tribunal based on clash of interest. Her husband,  he opined, is…

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Confusion Over May 29 Inauguration Day

By Uche Mbah Uncertainties have beclouded the May 29 swearing day as one of the Political Parties that felt it was unduly excluded from the April 23 general elections has approached the Courts asking that the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari be put on hold pending the determination of the suits challenging his victory. Hope Democratic party and it’s Presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru, have asked that the inauguration be put on hold. They approached  the election Petitions tribunal with two pleas-that Buhari should not present himself for swearing in, and…

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Court Case: Atiku’s Server Evidence Brings International Dimension To His Case

Reports that the Peoples Democratic Party flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar may invite Microsoft, IBM and Oracle experts to prove that he actually got the result from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,, server may have opened a new vista in a case that has already proved to be controversial. Recall that Atiku has released results that he claimed were the authentic 2019 presidential results from the official server of INEC. In the result posted, Atiku claimed he won the election by 1.6 million votes, even without the result from Rivers…

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Akinlade Hires Adeleke’s Lawyer, Atiku’s Case Begins Today

By Uche Mbah Onyechi Ikpeazi, SAN, the lawyer who handled the case between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, and the APC Candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, at the tribunal, is now in high demand among some political big wigs that need legal representations. Ikpeazu led a team of lawyers to secure victory at the tribunal-a victory for Adeleke over the Osun governorship election case, which tribunal sat in Abuja for security reasons. It is also expected that he and his team will handle the appeal whenever and if…

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PDP Alleged Plan to Stop Buhari’s Inauguration Rattles Presidency

By Uche Mbah There appears to be palpable tension in the Presidency with allegations that the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, is poised to go to Court to stop Buhari’s inauguration on May 29. It will be recalled that there was a court order preventing the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from completing the announcement of the remaining results in Bauchi State. In the already announced results, the PDP was said to be in the lead. The state Resident Electoral Commission, Ibrahim Abdullahi, had suspended the collation of the results in…

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Court Case: Atiku Confident Of Victory, Raises The Specter Of Buhari’s Certificate

By Uche Mbah The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and it’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, appear confident of victory due to the formidable nature of evidence available to them to pursue their case. Already, they have been able to retrieve from the Independent National Electoral Commission the actual result saved there before their internet server went down. This was for the thirty five states of federation and Abuja. The result for Rivers state was not available before the server went down. According to the result from INEC Server, Atiku defeated Mohammed…

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Atiku Files Case Against Buhari, Opposition Alleges Intimidation Of Judges

By Uche Mbah Despite all entreaties from different quarters to shelve his plan of challenging the  2019 presidential election results in court, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, finally went to court to challenge that result, putting to an end endless speculations on whether he will succumb to pressures from powerful quarters. Though Atiku himself was not initially in court, he was represented by a team of Lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chukwuma Ume. He has unexpectedly filed the case to beat the deadline,…

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Electoral Fraud Will Affect Nigeria’s Growth- Peter Obi

By Uche Mbah The former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has said that no nation can grow on rigged elections. Obi is currently the Vice Presidential Candidate of the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. According to INEC announcement, the party lost to the ruling party, the All Progressive Party, APC. But PDP has since gone to court to challenge the results, alleging that the election was fraught with rigging of monumental proportions. According to Obi, the process through which people come into office is far more…

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Court Case: APC Disowns BCO, EFCC detains Atiku’s Lawyer

By Uche Mbah Festus Keyamo, the Official spokesperson of the All Progressives congress, APC, has distanced the party from the call by the Buhari Campaign Organization, BCO, urging the International Community to call the Presidential candidate of the main opposition party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, to order by prevailing on him to jettison plans to contest the 2019 presidential elections in Court. This Magazine had reported that the Buhari Media Organization had asked EU, US and UK to intervene in prevailing on Atiku not to go to court. This was one…

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Atiku Seeks Court Order to inspect INEC Register, Buhari Calls Emergency Security Meeting

Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Atiku Abubakar

By Uche Mbah The Legal fireworks has started for the last concluded presidential election in Nigeria as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, files an ex parte Motion in an Abuja Appeal Court seeking access to all Documents used by the Commission in the prosecution of the election. Atiku has been under tremendous pressure not to go to court but has maintained that he must reclaim his mandate through legal means so as not to violate the peace accord that he signed with other Presidential aspirants,…

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