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Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by Jascoman: 6:48am On Jan 27, 2012
… EFCC, SSS To Arrest Bayelsa Governor Sylva

SAN FRANCISCO, January 26, (THEWILL) – Baring any sudden last minute changes, in what appears to be a deft move targeting Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva and his Sokoto State counterpart, Aliyu Wammako, THEWILL has gathered from multiple connected sources that the Supreme Court will in a couple of hours remove 5 State Governors from office when the 7-panel justices headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher, delivers its ruling in the controversial tenure elongation suit filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking to quash the tenure elongation approved for the 5 governors by a Federal High Court and upheld by an appeal court.

The other governors are Alhaji Ibrahim Idris (Kogi State), Admiral Murtala Nyako (Adamawa State), and Senator Liyel Imoke (Cross River State). The five of them belong to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The trio of Imoke, Nyako and Wammako have already secured their party’s ticket ahead of their State’s governorship elections scheduled to hold at different dates this year. Imoke and Nyako however enjoy a great deal of popularity in their states and have the backing of the PDP and the Presidency to return to office. The same cannot however be said for Wammako, who though has secured his party’s ticket, may still be blocked by the PDP and Presidency because he did not support the election of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Kogi State already has a governor-elect waiting to be sworn following a governorship election that was conducted in December, 2011.

The biggest loser of the lot is Timipre Sylva, who was disqualified from contesting in the Bayelsa State PDP primary; and would be arrested, detained and prosecuted on various charges ranging from corruption to treason, THEWILL was told by reliable sources. (He allegedly threatened to kill President Jonathan and his wife because they refused to support his re-election bid). The Governor has since fallen out with the President who was his predecessor in office. Sylva’s sin was that he frustrated efforts at the National Assembly to make then Vice President Goodluck Jonathan Acting President, during the long absence from office of late President Umaru Yar’Adua, due to an ailment that eventually led to his demise.

Sources conversant with the plan told THEWILL Thursday that the SSS operatives attached to Sylva have been directed to detain him as soon as his sack is announced.

Sylva is presently in court challenging the PDP’s decision to block him from seeking the party’s ticket.

There is however panic across the five states following the development, as the Governors have relocated to Abuja -- Nyako and Sylva have been in Abuja for over a week -- Sources close to the Governors told THEWILL that they are all aware that their terms would probably come to end in a couple of hours and have made contingency plans to manage the situation at their various states.

The Speakers of the State Assemblies in the states affected will assume office as acting governors if indeed the governors are removed by the court as expected, and INEC will have to conduct fresh polls within a stipulated period, usually 3-6 months.

http://thewillnigeria.com/politics/12108-Anxiety-Supreme-Court-Moves-Sack-Governors-landmark-Judgement.html
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by mensdept: 6:56am On Jan 27, 2012
They should also look into the Senate and House of Thieves. Too many riggins at all levels.

If this story is true, why not kick out the idiots in Abia State?
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by dejust(m): 7:09am On Jan 27, 2012
Which ever way the judiciary passes the ball, it will atract volumes of coments from both legal and the general public.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by Nobody: 8:46am On Jan 27, 2012
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Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by Blackteeth(m): 10:08am On Jan 27, 2012
Everyday new movies in Naija politics. Make we dey watch
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by DonaldsN(m): 10:12am On Jan 27, 2012
Pls my enlightened friends, can any of u explain to me y there tenures Wia elongated(or y dey seek its elongation). Have been hearing about d issue for long, but Am kinda lost in it.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by kizito96(m): 10:18am On Jan 27, 2012
We are watching
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by stepo707(m): 10:20am On Jan 27, 2012
Anyone knows why Wammako is in GEJ black's book? i know about Sylva and i think he deserves it but not sure why GEJ wants Sokoto governor out of office.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by gasochrist(m): 10:22am On Jan 27, 2012
Its getting serious in Nigeria these days !!
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by TmeWillTel: 10:26am On Jan 27, 2012
undecided
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by Pukkah: 10:29am On Jan 27, 2012
The die is cast. The announcement has been made.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by kholis(m): 10:31am On Jan 27, 2012
Timipre will find it tough against GEJ. I wonder how the rest PDP governors, who have stood behind Timipre, will react to this.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by Acidosis(m): 10:36am On Jan 27, 2012
my honourable governor is there, thank God
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by stepo707(m): 10:36am On Jan 27, 2012
Pukkah:

The die is cast. The announcement has been made.
You mean the court session is over.They have been sacked
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by MrGlobe(m): 10:37am On Jan 27, 2012
Choi, Bye Bye Sylva. Another court case bought by GEJ.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by stepo707(m): 10:46am On Jan 27, 2012
Supreme Court Sack 5 State Governors

SAN FRANCISCO, January 27, (THEWILL) – Just as exclusively reported in our earlier edition, the Supreme Court has sacked 5 state governors from office in a tenure elongation ruling delivered Friday morning in Abuja.

The 7-panel of justices headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher, ordered the sack of Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva and his Sokoto State counterpart, Aliyu Wammako, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris (Kogi State), Admiral Murtala Nyako (Adamawa State), and Senator Liyel Imoke (Cross River State). The five of them belong to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

http://thewillnigeria.com/politics/12113-Supreme-Court-Sack-State-Governors.html
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by trimwis: 10:46am On Jan 27, 2012
Goodluck Jonathan Judgement grin grin grin
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by kholis(m): 10:49am On Jan 27, 2012
Is this really constitutional?
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by Chnges(m): 10:50am On Jan 27, 2012
Damn!! Why didn't they see T.A Orji naw?? They shld include him o
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by yampoo(m): 10:51am On Jan 27, 2012
FLASH: court removes Govs Imoke, Sylva, Wamakko, Idris & Nyako from office
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by ugosly(m): 10:53am On Jan 27, 2012
Syliver go hear am,I hop they make him a scapegoat to the others who take careless pleasure in abusing the C-in-C.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by pasthedutc: 10:59am On Jan 27, 2012
Yeah, that’s a good one! However, Abia state government should definitely be among, sorry!
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by Jilo83(m): 11:12am On Jan 27, 2012
what wil happen as in the case of kogi state. The new gov has been elected. All hail d judiciary!
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by 2sleek2NV(m): 11:27am On Jan 27, 2012
however, the news is out and silva has been kicked out. there is rejoicing in yenegoa.
this is just shitty. his tenure ends in less than 3 weeks.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by Thatdave(m): 11:59am On Jan 27, 2012
GEJ is weak? Lol
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by victoriano4u: 12:36pm On Jan 27, 2012
Men's dept you are very correct cos if this story is true, why not delete that in abia state too.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by bigmodo(m): 12:59pm On Jan 27, 2012
Thief After Orju needs to be included there. There must be a mistake somewhere.
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by juman(m): 1:29pm On Jan 27, 2012
Hiss
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by mystikal(m): 2:00pm On Jan 27, 2012
Poor Imoke!
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by LEXYLOV: 2:32pm On Jan 27, 2012
Uhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Enjoy Fresh Air !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Anxiety As Supreme Court Moves To Sack 5 Governors In Landmark Judgement by joetech: 2:49pm On Jan 27, 2012
Kogi case will b interestin to follow because d gov in wating may be sworn-in . However, Ochocho may also go to court to claim his PDP candidature since d office was vacant for election for which he was cleared by inec to run in april. I see another TEST period for our judiciary

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