The Supreme Court has scheduled judgment for January 20 (Monday) in the appeal challenging the last governorship election in Kano State.
A seven-man panel of the court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, made the decision after lawyers in the case, comprising an appeal and a cross-appeal, adopted their processes and prayed the court to grant their prayers.
The main appeal marked: SC/1450/2019 was by Abba Kabir Yusuf and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). While the all Progressives Party (APC) filed a cross-appeal.
Respondents in the main appeal are: the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the APC and Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Meanwhile, the court has reconstituted its panel. It has replaced Justice John Okowo, who took ill on Monday, with Justice Amina Augie.
Other members of the panel are Justices Sylvester Ngwuta, Olukayode Ariwoola, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Amiru Sanusi and Uwani Abba-Aji.
The court has risen briefly.
Mbaka Releases Fresh Prophecy About Uzodinma, Reveals What Will Happen In Imo In 2 Years
Catholic Priest and spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has made a new revelation.
In his latest prophecy, he said that Imo State governor Senator Hope Uzodinma will transform the state in just two years.
According to him, Uzodinma will cover all that Ohakim, Okorocha and Ihedioha did in just two years.
The fiery cleric further stated that Imolites will be awed after two years of Uzodinma’s administration.
Fr. Mbaka explained how the Holy Spirit directed him to seek for Hope to announce to him that God wants to use him to rebuild the state.
He also said that those accusing him of being partisan are yet to understand how the Holy Spirit works.
Mbaka who was addressing a large crowd at his Adoration ministry ground on Tuesday said;
“God took the glory away from Ihedioha because he was surrounded by people who doesn’t want him to work.
“I have always praised Ebonyi and Enugu governors because they are doing well. They are both in PDP. I’m not a politician and my ministry is about the Holy Spirit in line with Catholic doctrines.”
Archbishop Of Canterbury Speaks On Killing Of CAN Chairman, Other Christians By Boko Haram
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby has reacted to the killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State by Boko Haram insurgents.
Andimi was abducted by Boko Haram when they attacked Michika on January 3.
Initially, he was declared missing but later appeared in a video released by Boko Haram, wherein he pleaded with authorities to secure his release.
Joining voices with those who condemned the attack, Archbishop Welby described the death of Andimi as an attack on Christians.
While reacting via his Twitter handle, the Archbishop wrote: “Boko Haram’s murder of Lawan Andimi, a prominent Christian leader in Nigeria, is another attack on Christians, as we saw at Christmas.
“His last statement was of faith and hope. We must thank God for his witness and pray for his family, and for authorities to be effective.”
Meanwhile, CAN has rejected the reaction of President Muhammadu Buhari to.Boko Haram killing of Lawan Andimi.
At a World Press Conference, CAN President, Rev Samson Ayokunle, said it was now clear that Christians were endangered citizens in Nigeria.
The body said as long as the government continues to live in denial and fails to face the reality, the criminals will not stop their criminalities.
CAN further made ten demands and urged President Buhari to take immediate action.
Why We Accepted Materials Brought By Uzodinma — Supreme Court
The Supreme Court yesterday said the Independent National Electoral Commission did not counter the result sheets produced by Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State which made them admissible.
The apex court, in a copy of the judgment released yesterday said the Court of Appeal and the election petition tribunal misread the pleadings by Uzodinma and APC in their dismissal of the petition and appeal.
The Supreme Court had on January 14 nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 273,404, and declared Uzodinma who polled 96,458 votes winner after his 213, 695 votes from 388 polling units were added to his total result.
According to the Supreme Court, the main issue by Uzodinma and APC was that votes due to them in 388 polling units were excluded, which if added, they would have emerged winners.
In the lead judgment read by Justice Kudirate Kekere-Ekun, the apex court said while INEC alleged that the results pleaded by Uzodinma, through the police officer, were false, it did not call any witness and did not tender any documents to counter it.
“Having pleaded that the documents are false, the respondents made allegations of a criminal nature against the appellants. They were required to plead the specific elements of fraud and lead evidence showing the genuine results. Not only must the allegations be proved beyond reasonable doubt, it must also be proved that the appellants personally committed or aided and abetted the commission of the crime or that they procured the commission of the crime through their agents or officials,” she said.