• Court gives Aregbesola 7 days to defend refusal to appoint commissioners

    Court gives Aregbesola 7 days to defend refusal to appoint commissioners

    An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has given Governor Rauf Aregbesola, seven days to defend why he has not constituted his cabinet since 2014.

    His counsel, Fatimo Adesina had urged the court to consider the governor’s application on the court’s lack of jurisdiction to hear the case before proceeding to the substantive suit filed by Barrister Kanmi Ajibola over his refusal to appoint commissioners for almost two years since his assumption of office for second term.

    Ajibola had challenged Aregbesola’s […]

  • Refusal to sign result sheet does not invalidate Edo election – INEC

    Refusal to sign result sheet does not invalidate Edo election – INEC

    According to reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday said that the refusal of some political party agents to sign the Edo governorship election result sheet did not invalidate the poll.

    INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Publicity, Prince Solomon Soyebi, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Benin.

    Soyebi said that the validity of an election was stipulated in the Electoral Act and Election Guidelines.

    He said that the concluded Edo election was in line with the Electoral […]

  • Abia CJ’s refusal to swear me in, an affront on the Rule of Law, says Ogah

    Abia CJ’s refusal to swear me in, an affront on the Rule of Law, says Ogah

    Abia state Governor-elect, Dr. Uche Ogah, has described as an affront on the rule of law, the refusal of the state’s Chief Judge, Theresa Uzoukwu, to swear him in as the duly-elected governor of the state.

    Describing the action as capable of undermining the peace and stability of the state, Ogah contended that the stay of execution of the valid order of the Federal High court procured by the embattled governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu is only a black-market injunction that has […]