The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential competitor, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Friday told the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja that Aliyu Haidar Abubakar, child of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, battled for President Muhammadu Buhari in front of the February 23 presidential survey.
They asserted that Abubakar was not just a card-conveying individual from the All Progressives Congress, yet besides, challenged the gathering’s governorship crucial decision in Gombe State.
They educated the court that they had joined the Facebook printout of the mass of the said organic child of Bulkachuwa demonstrating his crusade posts, photos and notices soliciting votes in favor of himself as a governorship hopeful and Buhari’s re-appointment offer to their movement as a display.
The candidates asserted, as recently expressed in the letter which the PDP on May 9 sent to the judge’s office, that her better half, Adamu Bulkachuwa, won a senatorial seat in the National Assembly survey, held nearby the February 23 decision, on the stage of the APC.
They accordingly expressed in a movement recorded before the five-person council that Justice Bulkachuwa’s nearby family binds to top APC individuals would upset her from dealing with the procedures of the court without inclination.
The applicants demanded Justice Bulkachuwa was precluding herself as a part and leader of the council.
Requesting her substitution on the board, they asked her to recuse herself from a further interest in the procedures of the council.
The oath ousted to by the Deputy National Secretary of the PDP, Emmanuel Agbo, recorded in help of the movement read to some degree, “I realize that as a companion of Adamu Bulkachuwa, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa is so firmly identified with Adamu Bulkachuwa that she can’t decently hear and decide the moment appeal without inspiring the doubt and tension of OK thinking people, including myself.
“The Court of Appeal has more than 80 judges who are capable and able to take part in the meeting and assurance of the surviving request without Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
“I additionally realize that her natural child, Aliyu Haidar Abubakar, is a card-conveying individual from the third respondent (APC) and he challenged the essential governorship race of the third respondent in Gombe State.
“Appended hereto and checked Exhibit 2 is a printout made today from the Facebook page named Aliyu Haidar Abubakar Volunteer Group containing his crusade blurbs, photos and different posts demonstrating his battle messages for himself and the second respondent, both of whom challenged on the stage of the third respondent.
“I likewise connect hereto and stamped Exhibit 3 a printout of a Daily Post online news production in which Aliyu Abubakar was conspicuously included as the child of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa and who challenged the governorship essential of Gombe State on the stage of the third respondent.”
They included that Bauchi State, which was one of the three senatorial areas Bulkachuwa’s significant other would speak to at the Senate when sworn in, “is one of the central states in which the solicitors/candidates have all supposed that appointive infractions happened.”
They subsequently looked for “a request that Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, President of the Court of Appeal, and the directing equity of the board hearing request numbered CA/PEPC/2019 be recused from further sitting or taking an interest in the procedures in this request and be supplanted by another equity of this decent court to sit in her place to hear and decide the request”.
Bulkachuwa, who drove a five-person board of the council amid Wednesday’s procedures had guided the applicants to document a formal application that would be heard and administered upon in the open court.
In a letter marked by its National Chairman, Uche Secondus, and it’s National Secretary, Umaru Tsauri, the PDP grumbled that Bulkachuwa could have by a remark she made amid the debut sitting of the court on May 8 prejudged its appeal testing the result of the presidential race.
It expressed that Bulkachuwa’s case in her discourse such that there would dependably be grumblings regardless of how a decision was well-led had “shook” its trust in the board driven by her.
Secondus and the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, went to Wednesday’s procedures.
Bulkachuwa seemed to have at first ignored the before letter sent by the PDP requesting that she pull back from the board until the applicants’ lead counsel, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), mentioned a gathering between the board individuals and the agents of the lawful groups of the masses to the case on Wednesday.
Uzoukwu made the solicitation for the gathering not long after legal counselors declared their appearances toward the start of Wednesday’s procedures.
The attorneys speaking to the respondents – Independent National Electoral Commission, President Muhammadu Buhari, and APC – did not contradict the solicitation for the gathering.
Boss Wole Olanipekun (SAN) drove Buhari’s lawful group, while Mr. Yunus Usman (SAN) drove the INEC’s group, and Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) APC’s group.
Ten attorneys, with two, speaking to every one of the PDP, Atiku, INEC, Buhari and the APC met with the board individuals in chambers.
Toward the finish of the gathering, Bulkachuwa while reporting the choice of the board following the meeting with the legal advisors, said Uzoukwu mentioned that she ought to recuse herself from the board at the meeting.
She said the solicitation by Uzoukwu depended on the reasons referred to by the PDP in its letter prior sent to her on May 9.
She said since the issue was at that point in the open space, the board had chosen to have the problem treated transparently.
Uzoukwu said on Wednesday his group would record a formal application with that impact on Thursday.
The respondents’ legal counselors said they would require time to react to the application.
The court at that point guided the solicitors to record their application and deferred till May 22 for its hearing.
In consistency with the mandate, the movement marked by an individual from the solicitors’ legitimate group, Prof Maxwell Gidado (SAN), was documented on Thursday.
The movement was served on the three respondents on Friday, another individual from the solicitors’ lawful group, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), affirmed to one of our journalists on Friday.
The respondents are relied upon to record their answers to the movement on Monday.
The request mutually recorded by Atiku and the PDP is one of the four documented before the council to challenge Buhari’s triumph at the survey.
Buhari approves new appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.
Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel
The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.
The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”
He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.
Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.
He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.
“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”
He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.
“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”
Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”
He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.
We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths
After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.
While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.
The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.
“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.
“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.
“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.
“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.
“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.
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