The electoral victories of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State within the 2019 Nigeria election could have come below risk of being upturned.
A sign emerged on Tuesday with the Election Tribunal in each states receiving the petitions of Peoples Progressive Get together (PPP) whose governorship candidates weren’t included in poll papers by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).
Barr. Chibuzor Ezike, PPP Nationwide Authorized Adviser, protested the exclusion regardless of a subsisting judgement ordering INEC to incorporate the candidates for the elections.
A press release he signed and made obtainable to DAILY POST, recalled that PPP after nomination of its governorship candidates for the March 9 election was not allowed to submit names of nominated candidates, which led the get together to tug INEC to court docket earlier than the election.
“The Court docket delivered last judgement days earlier than the scheduled election and ordered INEC to incorporate our candidates to keep away from exclusion”, Ezike, who can also be Heads of PPP 2019 Election Petitions Authorized Group famous.
“The judgement was served on INEC earlier than the March 9 election however surprisingly, INEC went forward in disobedience of the legitimate judgment and performed the election in Kano and Rivers, excluding PPP candidates.
“This act has put the elections in these two states in authorized jeopardy with a looming risk of nullification to pave manner for contemporary governorship election, a scenario that would have been prevented.
“The petition submitting course of, which was concluded right this moment on the tribunal and already set for listening to, has petition quantity EPT/KN/GOV/02/2019 for Kano and EPT/RS/GOV/01/2019 for Rivers.
“It’s the first petition to have been crammed difficult Governor Wike’s victory, whereas the PPP Kano petition is the second difficult Govenor Ganduje’s victory.”