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APC Chieftain Seeking Third Term For Buhari Withdraws Suit

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Mr. Charles Enya, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who filed a suit seeking constitutional amendment to allow President Muhammadu Buhari and governors to seek third term in office, has withdrawn the matter.
He said the withdrawal was to allow for further consultations.
In suit no. FHC/AI/CS/90/19, Enya had approached the Federal High Court in Abakaliki seeking for the amendment of section 137(1) (b) and 182 (1) (b) of the Nigerian constitution to allow for a third term for the President and the state Governors.
Enya argued in the suit that the aforementioned sections were infringing on the fundamental human rights of President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors who may wish to seek for a third term in office.
The suit, which was filed on 20th November, 2019 came up for hearing on Wednesday, but counsel to the applicant, Iheanachor Agboti, applied for the withdrawal of the suit.
Agboti told the court he was withdrawing the suit on the instruction of his client, Enya.
“I have the instruction of my Client to withdraw the suit so as to allow further consultation”, he told the Court.
Ruling on the application, the presiding judge, Justice Akintayo Aluko, granted the application, and therefore struck out the suit.
“Upon the application of the learned counsel for the applicant for the withdrawal of this suit, I say may the case be struck out”, Justice Aluko ruled.
The suit had received backlashes and criticisms against the Applicant, Charles Enya, from different quarters, including his Party, APC, which issued a press statement disowning him and the suit.
The National Publicity Secretary of APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a press statement, threatened a legal action against Enya, as well as “serious disciplinary action” if truly he was a member of the party.
The Ebonyi State Chapter of APC also condemned Enya for filing such suit, saying it was a selfish interest.

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  1. Kelvin Agbogidi

    December 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    He had no case to prove, he is just a psychophant

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Nobody Can Unseat Obaseki, Says Umahi

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David Umahi - Chairman South East Governors Forum

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Friday assured Godwin Obaseki will be re-elected Governor of Edo state.

He said nothing will stop the Governor’s re-election because he has done well and deserves to continue in office.

Obaseki is a member of the All Progressive Congress(APC) while Umahi is a member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Umahi was addressing Obaseki’s wife, Betsy and other Southern Governors’ Wife’s who were on a courtesy call to him in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State Capital.

The Governor’s Wives were in the state for the Southern Nigeria Governors’ Wifes’ Forum quarterly meeting.

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Umahi said: “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will dot is God that has the final say and I can assure you Ma, you know as an apostle of the most high God I also prophesy . And because of the good work your husband is doing for the people of Edo State no man can unseat him.

“Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say and I can assure you ma, you know as an apostle of the most high God I also prophesy. And because of the good
work your husband is doing for the people of Edo state, no man can
unset him.

“I made this statement so that the glory of God will become larger. It happened here in Ebonyi.

”I have a testimony of what God can do. Even in our NEC meeting, when Obaseki speaks, you see Economics.

“You see a man that came from private sector background. And so, we can’t wish that away. So, congratulations to you in advance and to all of us.

“You know the Governors; we have so many elections. First is the primary, second one is the poll, then the third one is the tribunal. Then another one is the appeal and then the election of the elections is the supreme court.

“So, it is not an easy thing and if the hand of God is not upon you, you can’t scale through all these hurdles. And so, it is God who has brought all of us to leadership and I say double congratulations to all of us”.

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Court Stops INEC, Senate From Enforcing Judgment Sacking Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator

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The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission and others from giving effect to the April 11, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory ousting Ifeanyi Ubah as the Senator representing Anambra South.

The FCT High Court judge, Justice Bello Kawu, in a ruling, on January 17, 2019, declined Ubah’s request to set aside the earlier order issued in the earlier April 11, 2019 judgment.

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S/Court Judgement: Mysterious Owl Attacks Gov Ortom Inside Church

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Shortly after the Supreme Court of Nigeria affirmed the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, he was unexpectedly attacked at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Makurdi, by a mysterious owl.

According to Daily Post, Ortom was in the church for a special thanksgiving service, when the strange bird attacked.

An eyewitness, Prince Tordue Abe, narrated how the bird, on Tuesday night, found its way into the Church, the exact time the Governor was giving his testimonies and went straight to the altar where Ortom was kneeling down for his testimonies.

But for the prompt efforts of some youths, the night bird, which is superstitiously believed to be a witchcraft bird, would have landed on the Governor’s head.

“It happened few minutes ago while the Governor was on his kneels praying at the Redeemed Christian Church Makurdi.

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“An Owl flew in and headed right towards the direction of the Governor. On sighting the Governor the owl bowed before the Governor and together we rushed and killed it.

“Whatever it was they planned against the Governor, the Holy Spirit brought it to a halt.

“Indeed Governor Ortom is not just a man of God but a powerful man of God,” Abe said.

The apex court had on Tuesday delivered judgement in an appeal brought before it by Barr. Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressive Congress (APC), challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal to have upheld the election of Ortom, who contested under the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9, 2019 guber election in Benue.

In a 30-second judgement delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuata, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the victory of Governor Ortom, saying, “The judgement of the Tribunal and Court of Appeal need not to be disturbed”.

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