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Uche Nwosu’s Candidature Voided By Federal High Court, Abuja

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Kemi Daisi, FCT-  The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, today, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expunge the name of Uche Nwosu as the guber candidate of Action Alliance, AA in the last election held in Imo State.

 

In his judgement, Justice Inyang Ekwo voided Nwosu’s candidature on the grounds that he had obtained a double nomination of two political parties, the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Action Alliance , AA which he ruled violated section 37 of the Electoral Act.

 

Nwosu who was the guber candidate of the AA in the last guber elections in Imo State is presently in the Election Petition Tribunal seeking to upturn the decision declaring Emeka Ihedioha as the winner of the March 11, gubernatorial elections in Imo State.

 

The matter as regards Uche Nwosu’s double candidature had been brought to the High Court by the Action People’s Party , APP and the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Uche Nnadi, pleading that the candidature of Nwosu in the March 11th guber polls be made null and void on the grounds of multiplicity of nominations as a candidate of both the APC and the AA.

 

Ekwo, did rule that the nomination of Nwosu as the AA guber candidate was invalid, null and void, having been made at the pendency of similar nomination of the 2nd defendant (Nwosu) by the All Progressives Congress for the same position.

 

He similarly declared that owing to the fact that Mr. Nwosu has affirmed to be the APC’s governorship candidate in his statement on oath sworn before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, it was thus obvious that Nwosu “ has not been validly nominated by the 3rd defendant(AA) as it’s governorship candidate for the state governorship election having been made at the pendency of Justice Valentine Ashi  of the Abuja High Court recognizing the 2nd defendant (Nwosu) as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the Imo 2019 governorship election”.

 

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Ohanaeze NdiIgbo Condemns Attack On Ike Ekweremadu

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Nicholas Debe, Enugu

The Pan Igbo group, Ohanaeze NdiIgbo has lent its voice to the condemnation of the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany.

Ekweremadu was attacked by members of IPOB at a new yam celebration event in Nuremberg as seen in an amateur video that went viral.

 

In a press statement put forward by the group, its President, John Nwodo, said that Ohanaeze as a group is disappointed in the attack on a prominent Igbo leader of Ekweremadu’a stature.

The statement described the attack as disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity

“This violent, rude, impertinent, divisive and discourteous style of IPOB or IPOB instigated miscreants is damaging to our cause. It strengthens the case of those who describe them as terrorists and weaken our case against the infringement of our fundamental human rights”.

” Ekweremadu negotiated the sureties and securities for Nnamdi Kanu’s release on bail. He does not deserve this picketing and disgrace . A disgrace to him is a disgrace to Igbo race

”Whilst I condemn the attack on our revered so and leader, I call on law enforcement agencies in Germany to bring to book the perpetrators of this despicable act,it is un-Igbo. It is disgraceful.”

 

 

 

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National Assembly Ready To Pass 2020 Budget- Ahmad Lawan

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Kemi Daisi, FCT – All things being equal or near equal the National Assembly will pass the 2020 budget before Christmas, this year.

This disclosure was made by the Senate President, Alhaji  Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North, APC ) in Kastina State after paying a courtesy call to Governor Aminu Bello Masari at government house, Kastina.

Lawan explained that the joint arms of the National Assembly was expecting the budget in September and it was his hope that the budget would be deliberated upon and passed by the National Assembly in a space of two months. With this, he stated that the country would return to the tradition of having her budgets ready by January.

Likewise,  Lawan also promised Nigerians that the much delayed Petroleum Industry Bill for the oil and gas sector would be passed into law.

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