Oyo Governorship: Adelabu’s Hope Dashed, As INEC Closes Case Against Makinde

Seyi Makinde

By Akinwale Kasali The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has dashed the hope of the  All Progressives Congress, APC, Governorship Candidate in Oyo State at the 2019 Polls, Adebayo Adelabu, following the closure of the petition filed by Adelabu against the winner of the election, Seyi Makinde. The Electoral body’s counsel, Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN), closed the case after calling only one witness in the petition before the Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. Kehinde told the tribunal that he was closing his case because INEC had discharged its burden of…

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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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