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1. PDP, APC trade words over INEC decision in Bauchi

The APC and the PDP in Bauchi State have traded blames over the declaration of the state governorship election inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The two political parties at separate press conferences accused the other of being the cause of the incident that led to the rejection of the results of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area which later culminated into the decision taken by the electoral body.

2. Kano police boss hero of 2019 elections

Kano State police commissioner, Mohammed Wakil, is the hero of this year’s general elections, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi Sugar, has said.

Sugar, a political associate of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, said the police commissioner should be singled out for commendation by the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Adamu.

3. Results snatching: Police clear dep gov, detain commissioner, council chair

The Kano State Police Command has exonerated the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, who was taken to the CID unit of the command in the early hours of yesterday over alleged disruption of results collation process for Saturday’s gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.

4.Elections: How many votes did governors score?

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has held the gubernatorial elections in 29 of the 36 states of the federation.

While the results were trickling in, elections in six states have been declared inconclusive. These are Plateau, Adamawa, Benue, Sokoto, Bauchi and Kano. The electoral empire is mandated to complete the elections in the affected states within 29 days. Similarly, elections in Rivers State have been suspended indefinitely.

5. Onnoghen’s trial holds daily, CCT rules

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered that the trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen shall continue from today on a day-to-day basis.

The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar gave the order yesterday following the hearing of two applications by Onnoghen, one of which was challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal, with the other asking the chairman to disqualify himself on allegations of bias.

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