NewsExpress banner First Bank Fashion Souk Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Adeyemi vs Dino: Tribunal fixes Sept. 8 for hearing

By News Express on 07/09/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 2,772

The election petition tribunal sitting in Lokoja on Saturday fixed Sept. 8, for the hearing of a petition filed by Senator Smart Adeyemi against the election of Senator Dino Melaye.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Akon Ikpeme fixed the date while closing pre-hearing in the petition challenging the election of Melaye as the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.

Before closing the pre-hearing session, the tribunal also granted Adeyemi’ s prayers to call additional witnesses and admitted the report of the recounted ballot papers in 21 polling units.

The petitioner’s prayer for determination of the primary election of the 1st and 2nd respondents was also granted by the tribunal.

In addition, the tribunal also granted the request of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw its amended motion of reply to the petition filed by Adeyemi on April 3.

The INEC’s oral application to strike out some paragraphs in its motion was similarly granted by the tribunal.

However, in fixing the date for the hearing of petition proper, Ikpem ruled that Adeyemi , INEC and Melaye would only be allowed two days to open and close their cases.

She also ruled that 30 minutes would be given for cross-examination of witnesses; 10 minutes for cross-examination of other counsel’s witnesses while all documents must be filled before Sept. 7 and shown to other counsels involved.

However, the 2nd respondent (APC) was granted 20 minutes for cross-examination, 30 minutes for examination of expert witnesses and 10 minutes for cross-examination of other counsel’s witnesses.

Adeyemi is challenging the election of March 28, which brought Melaye as the senator representing the Kogi West senatorial district on grounds of irregularities in the results of the election.

He is also asking the tribunal to disqualify Melaye for being improperly nominated as a candidate for the election by the APC.

In addition, Adeyemi wants the tribunal to declare him the winner or order fresh elections in the disputed polling. (NAN)

•Photo shows Sen. Adeyemi

Source News Express

Posted 07/09/2015 05:09:45 AM





You may also like...
Obiano mourns Mandela, says his life an inspiration...

Germany pledges ‘total commitment’ to war against Boko...

UN Secretary-General visits Nigeria tomorrow

2015: PDM meets in Port Harcourt •Tonye Princewill...

OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself...

Ministry mulls concession of Abuja-Kaduna rail

Monkey Pox: Edo Govt. sets up Situation Room,...

Expectations, doubts as Presidential Election Tribunal rules on...

Bayelsa Polls: Sylva writes IGP, demands arrest of...

Macron Visit: Lagos announces traffic diversion in Alausa,...

Nollywood star Yul Edochie promises better life for...

Talking Biometrics @ITRealms debuts with Dr. Ken


Latest News Attack at NASS: My life in danger — NPA MD, Bala Usman, cries out •Petitions IGP, DSS on safety UPDATED: Commotion inside Abuja courtroom as DSS re-arrests Sowore Reps wade into Oraifite killings Pirates shut down Delta creeks, rape women N7.2bn fraud: Orji Kalu to file stay of execution, bail applications N-Power: FG assures payment of arrears December 20 Strike looms in Ogun over minimum wage Why I resigned as Plateau PDP chair — Sango FIRS fails to remit N23 billion tax refund to FG: Audit Report Edo Assembly: We’ll obey lawful resolution on 14 members-elect — INEC Bayelsa Transition Committee not meant to probe Dickson — Lyon Commission lauds psychiatric hospital for innovation in tackling challenges


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (569,105 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (455,340 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (405,123 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (339,885 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (306,656 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (290,320 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (260,665 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (259,445 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (240,900 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (227,411 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,303 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (199,778 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (111) Business & Economy (4,613) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,155) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (715) Features (852) Global Business Monitor (497) ICT Monitor (72) International (4,300) Interview (216) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (177) Maggie's Blog (510) News (54,887) Opinion (1,435) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,849) Religion (1,130) Sports (2,243) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera