The South Africa Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and tasked the President on service delivery to the people.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging Buhari’s victory in the Feb. 23 election.
The group, in a letter addressed to the President and jointly signed by Mr Bola Babarinde and Prof. Folorunso Fasina, the Chairman and Secretary- General, respectively, said Nigerians duly gave their mandate to Buhari.
A copy of the letter dated Sept. 12 made available to in Lagos on Friday is entitled “Congratulations on Your Victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.”
The group said: “We the members of the APC-SA once again wish to felicitate with you on the validation of your mandate as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The Nigerian Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s verdict has now delivered a resounding judgement and a testament of the peoples’ firm believe in your leadership.
, and it is thus with a great excitement that we received the judgement, which has now validated your mandate.”
The group urged the President and his team to focus on service delivery and giving people the dividends of democracy.
It called for continuous creation of business-friendly environment, improved power generation and encouragement of private investors on alternative sources of energy such as solar and waste.
“Due to the need to urgently solve the problem of electricity generation in the country, all hands must be on deck and the current operators should not feel threatened by the potential new players, but should work together as partners with sole aim of assisting the government to solve the energy crisis.
“Mass rehabilitation of national roads, especially the ‘trunk A roads’ like the Lagos-Ibadan highway which is becoming a nightmare and death trap.
“The provision of potable water is an absolute necessity to reduce water-borne diseases and related health events, globally such things are now taken for granted and they are indicators of national developments.
“Education should be prioritised at all levels and the government must encourage free or affordable education at all levels,” it said.
The group said that insecurity had become the bane of development in Nigeria and daily occurrence, stressing that it had been challenging the gains made since the advent of democracy.
“The associated human costs are also overwhelming. Efforts should be intensified to tackle the issues of security in the country,” the group added.
They group thanked the Federal Government for the immediate response to the plight of Nigerians in South Africa and partnering with Air Peace airline to evacuate those willing to be repatriated.
“The APC-SA will indeed hope that the Federal Government will highlight the good virtue and spirit of patriotism displayed by the Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, and consider him for a national award.
“It is desirable that all ministries, agencies and parastatals of government responsible for Diaspora issues should intensify efforts and liaise with all stakeholders in South Africa to find lasting solutions to our problems.”
The group commended the Federal Government for immediate actions taken on the xenophobic issue in South Africa.
It also thanked the government for public comments through its communication channels, the dispatch of a Special Envoy to South Africa, the rapid documentation and assistance to repatriate Nigerians and other issues.
The group, however, said the government should consider strong sanctions against South Africa.
“Such may include the tabling of the matter before the African Union, the United Nations or other such regional or continental bodies for appropriate sanctions.
“It is shocking at the level of lackadaisical approach to solving xenophobia in South Africa and comments from some very senior government officials.
“The inability of the government and the security agencies to caution errant members of the society who perpetuated shocking and dastard activities is baffling.
“Further comments have even confirmed that this will happen again and the government will do nothing innovative in future occurrences. Therefore, a strong deterrent is needed to prevent future occurrences.”
The group said that it was aware of the proposed visit of President Buhari to the Republic of South Africa in October.
“We hope that the President will use the opportunity, not only to foster and strengthen bilateral relationship with South Africa, but also to engage Nigerian stakeholders in South Africa, especially the representative of the APC-South Africa.
Edited by Tayo Ikujuni/Tajudeen Atitebi
French court orders trial of Rwanda genocide suspect at UN tribunal
UN prosecutors accused Kabuga of bankrolling and arming ethnic Hutu militias that killed 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda during a 100-day period in 1994.
He is indicted for genocide and incitement to commit genocide, among other charges.
Kabuga, whose arrested in Paris in May ended a manhunt that lasted more than two decades, has called the charges lies.
His lawyers say he would not receive a fair trial at the tribunal, which is based in The Hague and in Arusha, Tanzania.
But the court said his health was not incompatible with a transfer.
The 87-year-old is currently being held in a Paris prison.
In a letter to the UN tribunal’s chief prosecutor, Serge Brammertz, ahead of Wednesday’s ruling, Kabuga’s lawyers urged him to leave the case with France’s judiciary.
“If you were to decide to assert the primacy of your jurisdiction over French jurisdiction, thus endangering the life of Felicien Kabuga, we would take the risk of renouncing on discovering the truth forever,” Laurent Bayon wrote, citing Kabuga’s medical history.
Tribunal upholds Yahaya Bello’s election
The Kogi Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition of Mr Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wada was challenging the election of Bello in the Nov. 16, 2019 governorship election in Kogi.
Wada, in his petition, alleged that the election was marred with violence and other irregularities including corrupt practices.
Delivering the majority judgement, Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Kashim Kaigama, dismissed Wada’s petition on the grounds that it was lacking in merit.
The tribunal held that the evidence of some of the witnesses was contradictory and amounted to documentary hearsay.
The tribunal further awarded a cost of N500,000 to be paid by each petitioner to each of the respondents.
However, a member of the tribunal, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele, disagreed with the judgement.
In his dissenting judgement, Ovbiagele held that Bello was not the duly elected governor of Kogi.
“I hereby nullify the election of the Bello and make an order that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh elections within three months from today.
Edited By: Gregg Mmaduakolam/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
Rwanda genocide suspect, Kabuga opposes transfer to UN tribunal – Lawyers
Kabuga, 84, is accused of bankrolling ethnic militias that massacred some 800,000 people in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide and had been on the run for a quarter of a century until his arrest on Saturday in a Paris suburb.
The international court is based in The Hague, Netherlands and Arusha, Tanzania.
The lawyers said they would seek a postponement at the opening of the hearing.
It was unacceptable, the lawyers said, that France’s public prosecutor’s office had on Saturday referred to the one-time tea and coffee tycoon as one of the leading perpetrators of the slaughter, before any trial had begun.
Kabuga is Rwanda’s most wanted man and had a 5 dollars million bounty on his head.
He was indicted in 1997 on seven criminal counts including genocide and incitement to commit genocide.
Edited By: Fatima Sule/Emmanuel Yashim (NAN)
Kogi tribunal dismisses SDP, Akpoti’s petition against Bello’s election
The Kogi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, on Monday, dismissed the suit by Natasha Akpoti, Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate in the Nov. 16, 2019 governorship election against Gov. Yahaya Bello.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that Akpoti and her party, SDP, had filed a petition, asking the tribunal to nullify the victory of Governor Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll and order a rerun.
At the sitting in Abuja, the three-member tribunal, led by Justice Kashim Kaigama, in the unanimous judgment, held that the petition failed woefully.
The tribunal also awarded the cost of N100,000 to be paid by each of the two petitioners to each of the three respondents in the case; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the APC and Mr. Bello, totalling N600, 000.
NAN reports that Akpoti and her party had, in December 2019, filed their petition before the tribunal, praying for an order nullifying the election on the grounds that it was conducted substantially in contradiction to the Electoral Act and the electoral guidelines issued by INEC.
They alleged that the election was marred by corrupt practices, violence, and over-voting in all the polling units in the 21 local government areas of the state.
They also alleged that Bello and his running mate, Edward Onoja, should be disqualified to contest in the election on the grounds that Onoja gave false information in his Form CF001 submitted to INEC concerning the circumstances of his exit from the banking industry.
They alleged that while Onoja was sacked by the bank, he claimed that he retired from the service.
They also alleged that Onoja falsified his age and forged his educational certificate to aid his qualification to stand the election.
In the lead judgment, Justice Ohiamai Ovbiagele held that the petitioners failed to prove the alleged corrupt practices and falsification of results by any credible evidence.
He added that the petitioners merely dumped their exhibits on the tribunal without linking them to the petition.
He also noted that none of the petitioners’ 15 witnesses gave any evidence concerning over-voting, implying that the allegation was abandoned.
He held that testimonies by many of the witnesses were “patently hearsay devoid of any evidential value,” while those of some others were “ludicrous,” “unreliable” and “doubtful.”
“They are all doubtful illogical and some instances patently unreasonable,” the judge said.
He added that some of the witnesses, who claimed to have been eyewitnesses of violence at various polling units, failed to tender the video evidence they claimed to have and also failed to tender the voter cards, even though they claimed they voted in the election.
“Any voter without a voter card should not be taken seriously,” he said.
He described as “absurd,” the attempt by the petitioners to “to prove their petition without polling unit agents.”
Justice Ovbiagele also noted that “the pieces of evidence that emanated from the cross-examination of all the petitioners’ witnesses, like a dynamite, shattered the testimonies of these witnesses.”
The judge also dismissed the age falsification allegation on the grounds that the petitioners failed to prove that either Bello or his running mate was less than 35 years old as of Nov. 16, 2019, when the governorship election held.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
Lockdown: Ag Appeal Court President gives guidelines for proceedings in court, tribunal
The Acting President, Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, on Monday gave guidelines for proceedings in courts and tribunal during the lockdown order, due to COVID-19.
Dongban-Mensem said in the guidelines in Abuja, that to reduce the time spent in argument in court, all counsel are encouraged to use their letterhead papers to clearly include their names, which party they are appearing for and their designation.
She also said that in the briefs, parties should state when the briefs were filed, what date, the appellant(s), the respondent(s) (where multiple parties) properly identified.
According to the guideline, in the processes, respondent’s notice shall be properly identified by date of filling and date of the process, preliminary objection (if any) and suit number/appeal number to be clearly stated.
The name of the party, date of judgment and court and place as well as the date the appeal was filed must also be indicated.
“All these details shall be submitted electronically to the office of the chief registrar (CR) for onward transmission and copies must be sent to the respective deputy chief registrars (DCRs).
“The court is an enclosed place, so much talk with its characteristic spewing of saliva predisposes both court workers and the public to health hazards, especially in this time of menacing coronavirus pandemic,’’ she said.
Dongban-Mensem added that when counsel are served motions, which they have no objections to, they should simply send their no objection notice to the court as is contained in the Court of Appeal Rule (2016).
She said that any counsel, out of jurisdiction and unable to attend court, should ask their local representatives to stand in for them.
In the case of tribunals, she said that where witnesses are taken, persons who are not witnesses before the court shall not be admitted.
She added that the chairman and members of the tribunal shall determine the number of people allowable in court at any particular sitting.
According to her, people to be allowed should not be more than 20, depending on the size of the court hall.
Dongban-Mensem advised all counsel to put into maximum use the Court of Appeal Facebook page – Court of Appeal Abuja, Nigeria.
She added that all messages placed on the court’s Facebook page must also be posted/sent/shared via social media law platforms for prompt attention.
Edited By: Abdulfatah Babatunde/Sadiya Hamza
Omar v Jatau: Bauchi Tribunal adjourns hearing until April 30
The Bauchi elections petition tribunal has adjourned until April 30, the case involving Alhaji Tata Omar and All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the declaration of Mohammed Jatau of Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the Zaki Federal Constituency polls.
The National and State Houses of Assembly tribunal which sat on Friday in Bauchi ordered the adjournment for commencement of hearing on the adjourned date.
This was after it had heard the briefs from the petitioner and the respondent on the Jan. 25, Zaki Federal Constituency rerun election.
Nigeria News Agency reports that Omar and the APC, on March 13, with file Number /02/2020, filed a petition before the tribunal challenging the declaration of Jatau as the winner.
PDP and INEC were also joined in the suit as second and third respondents.
Justice Haruna Kereng, who heads the tribunal, after listening to the applications and the pre- trial conference by the parties adjourned until April 30, for commencement of hearing.
“Further, it is also directed that the said hearing shall be on a day-to-day basis including Saturdays.
“The tribunal may, if it thinks it is expedient and in the interest of justice, enlarge or bridge any allotted number of days and the duration of time allotted,” Kereng said.
He said the parties are allowed to call 21 witnesses during the proceedings.
The chairman of the tribunal also explained to each party that 20 minutes for examination in chief would be allowed.
“Also 10 minutes for re-examination and 30 minutes for cross-examination,” he added
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo
Kogi Guber: PDP condemns alleged attack on members at Tribunal
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the alleged violent attack on its leaders, members, lawyers and witnesses at the premises of the Kogi State governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.
The party made the condemnation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan described the attack as part of the desperate plots to eliminate some of its leaders, trigger confusion, disrupt and manipulate the judicial process, instill fear in the tribunal judges in a bid to subvert the course of justice.
He said there was no way the alleged manipulations at the Nov. 16, 2019 Kogi governorship election could stand before the law.
Ologbondiyan said it was indeed a terrific sight when scores of hoodlums attacked PDP leaders, for which some members and witnesses were now receiving treatments in various hospitals.
“The party however, insists that no amount of violence, intimidation or blackmail can cow it into abandoning its avowed determination to retrieve the mandate freely given to its candidate by the people of Kogi state in the November 2019 governorship election.
“The PDP also called on the judges of the tribunal not to be deterred by the antics of the APC but stand firm on the side of the law and the mandate of the people of Kogi state,” he said.
Ologbondiyan cautioned the perpetrators to desist from such attack as the people of Kogi state might not have any other option than to use every means of self defense allowed and available in a democracy, in the face of any such attack in the future.
He urged the Inspector General of Police to interrogate the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kogi State Chairman,
Mr Abdullahi Bello,
for eventual prosecution over the violent attack at the tribunal.
“The police should also bar him from the sittings of the tribunal due to his unruly conduct.”
Edited By: Buhari Bolaji/Maureen Atuonwu
Absence of tribunal chairman stalls ex-CAC Registrar’s trial
The absence of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Umar Danladi, on Tuesday stalled trial of former Acting Registrar-General of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Azuka Azinge.
Azinge is charged before the tribunal on Dec. 23, 2019 on 11 counts bordering on breach of the code of conduct for public officers.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that no reason was given for the judge’s absence.
Counsel in the matter were told by the tribunal officials that a date would be communicated to them.
NAN reports that Azinge is also accused of receiving allowances she was not entitled to as an acting Registrar-General of the CAC.
She pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to her on Dec. 23, 2019.
NAN reports that on Dec. 28, 2019, the CCT ordered the suspension of Azinge, pending the conclusion of her trial on charges bordering on the breach of the code of conduct for public officers.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
Alleged unlawful removal: ex-Chairman investment tribunal drags Finance Minister to court
NNN: The former Chairman of Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST), Siaka Idoko-Akoh, on Monday dragged the Minister of Finance and five others before National Industrial Court over alleged wrongful and unlawful removal.
Other defendants in the suit are Ministry of Finance, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse (permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance), the IST, J.I Udunni (acting Chairman of IST), and the Attorney-General of the Federation.
The claimant is also seeking N500 million as general damages against the defendants for the emotional and psychological trauma he allegedly suffered as a result of his removal from office.
At the resumed hearing on Monday, the claimant’s counsel, Mr Mimi Ayua informed the court that he had served all parties with all relevant processes.
While counsel to IST and Udunni, C.I Okpoko, confirmed receipt of service with court’s processes, Ministry of finance, the honourable minister of finance, Isa-Dutse and the AGF had no legal representation.
The Judge, Justice Sanusi Kado asked C.I Okpoko, directed that hearing notices be sent to all parties in the matter with proof of service to be kept in the court’s file.
Kado adjourned the matter until May 5, for hearing.
Nigeria News Agency reports that the claimant was appointed as the Chairman of the IST on Aug. 1, 2017 and removed on Sept. 24,2019.
Idoko-Akoh has approached the court to seek redress andprayed the court to declare that his removal was wrongful, unlawful and contravened sections 277 to 279 of the IST Act, 2007, haven not been either found culpable or indicted or charged for any misconduct.
The claimant is further seeking the court’s declaration that his appointment as the chairman of the Tribunal was for a secured tenure of five years and could not be removed from office except in accordance or in compliance with the provisions of sections 277 to 279 of the IST Act, 2007.
In addition, Idoko-Akoh is seeking the court’s declaration that “Udunni does not possess or qualify to be the acting Chairman of the Tribunal as prescribed by the IST Act, 2007.”
He is also seeking an order of the court to declare as invalid, null, void and of no effect the letter dated Sept. 24,2019 removing him as the Chairman of the Tribunal.
The claimant, in addition, is seeking an order of the court to set aside, nullify and invalidate the letter of Sept. 24,2019 purporting to have removed him from office as the Chairman of the Tribunal.
Idoko-Akoh is also asking the court to compel the defendants in the alternative pay him N251.2 million as salaries, allowances and other entitlements in lieu of the remaining three-year tenure, as Chairman and an additional N10 million as cost of prosecuting the suit.
Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Sadiya Hamza
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