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Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by BALLOSKI: 1:01am On Feb 27, 2016
The Supreme Court on Friday condemned what it described as recent partisan roles played by the Independent National Electoral Commission in election petition cases.
A seven-man bench of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, made this observation while giving reasons for its earlier judgment affirming the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
The Supreme Court had upheld the three separate appeals by Ikpeazu, his party, the Peoples Democratic Party; and INEC, in its judgments delivered on February 3, 2016, and fixed today to give the reasons for its decision.

The three appellants were all challenging the judgment of the Owerri Division of the Court of Appeal delivered on December 31, 2015, which removed Ikpeazu as governor and declared the All Progressive Grand Alliance’s governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, as the rightful winner of the April 11, 2015 poll.

Justice Suleiman Galadima, who read the apex court’s lead judgments in the three separate appeals, upturned the verdict of the Court of Appeal, but took a swipe at INEC while considering the commission’s appeal.

He noted, “My lords, permit me to make this comment in the light of the recent events in respect of the stance of the appellant, the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“In election petition, INEC, readily takes over the case of a party who lost at the court below to prosecute the appeal.
“This appeal is one such example. Is INEC not expected to be neutral and discharge its duties statutory responsibilities in all electoral matters?
“Why does it cry hoarse more than the bereaved?
“Based on the notice of appeal, INEC should refrain from doing this as it is capable of impugning its integrity and impartiality.”



https://www.today.ng/news/national/85646/supreme-court-faults-inec-for-partisan-role-in-election-petition-cases

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by WaleBinSanusi(m): 1:05am On Feb 27, 2016
will make a comment when I wake up in case it makes fp
Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by dexpee4life(m): 1:21am On Feb 27, 2016
The Title is suppose to be " Supreme Court Gives Reasons for The Verdict On Gov. Ikpezu........"

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by rottennaija(m): 6:40am On Feb 27, 2016
Yet inec did exactly that in the case of akwa ibom and your Lord couldn't see it. God will surely judge you and your corrupt judgment

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by bandol(m): 7:13am On Feb 27, 2016
What the judges don't know is that INEC will always stand firmly behind whoever they declare winner. So that it won't appear as if they make d declaration in error

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by Standing5(m): 7:17am On Feb 27, 2016
Inec does not want to look clueless like . . . . . so it support the usual suspects of election malpractice.

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by OlujobaSamuel: 7:52am On Feb 27, 2016
the case in question is akwaibom, rivers and abia, inec appealed the rulings from the tribunal and appeal court which was against the pdp then. the justice was only making a subtle reference to avoid nonsense talk from all the political parties involved in the case (pdp, apc and apga)

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by Vodkka(m): 8:16am On Feb 27, 2016
Hmmm... Dis buhari sef

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by Nobody: 8:17am On Feb 27, 2016
Money Speaks
Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by Nobody: 8:17am On Feb 27, 2016
Here we go again.
INEC has lost its glory already!
- SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NAIRALAND (SAN)

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by laprince(m): 8:18am On Feb 27, 2016
true
Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by Nobody: 8:18am On Feb 27, 2016
not cool nah
Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by seunlayi(m): 8:18am On Feb 27, 2016
Tampering with the rule of law is the same as lawlessness.

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by mercenary: 8:18am On Feb 27, 2016
INEC is manned by card carrying APC members

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by sotall(m): 8:18am On Feb 27, 2016
k
Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by Blitz888(m): 8:18am On Feb 27, 2016
It has always been the practice in Nigerian since 1999. The Electoral body naturally panders to the Government in power...Abel Goubadia and Maurice Iwu's INEC were no exception...

this is no news!

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by DankemzI(m): 8:18am On Feb 27, 2016
Something amiss with Inec and this PDP states, is the order from above

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by NiccoC(m): 8:19am On Feb 27, 2016
Since INEC has been proven to be partisan, doesn't that cast doubts on the credibility of the last general elections??

BTW, Buhari should fix and pass this budget to improve health care because of such diseases

http://listernaija.com/2015/10/5-terrible-diseases-with-no-scientific-explanation/


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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by thefakestan: 8:20am On Feb 27, 2016
Interesting times I tell you.






ThefakeStan

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by seunlayi(m): 8:21am On Feb 27, 2016
..... Our electioneering system is corrupted

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by demarc001: 8:21am On Feb 27, 2016
Always been partisan from time immemorial
Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by yaki84: 8:22am On Feb 27, 2016
rottennaija:
Yet inec did exactly that in the case of akwa ibom and your Lord couldn't see it. God will surely judge you and your corrupt judgment



r u still crying ikpa?
dont worry buhari will declare umana the winner as concord talk am.

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by ogaJona(m): 8:23am On Feb 27, 2016
INEC and APC is like bread and butter

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by babdap: 8:23am On Feb 27, 2016
Just passing bye.
Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by qualityovenbake(m): 8:24am On Feb 27, 2016
As long as the chairman of INEC is being appointed by the President, they will never remain independent and they will always be partisan and give favour to the powers that put them there.

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by omofunaab(m): 8:26am On Feb 27, 2016
mercenary:
INEC is manned by card carrying APC members


I don't think you understand what was written up there

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by Nobody: 8:28am On Feb 27, 2016
mercenary:
INEC is manned by card carrying APC members
Do you even understand what they are talking about here

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Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by Kangol99(m): 8:29am On Feb 27, 2016
Ok
Re: Supreme Court Faults INEC For Partisan Role In Election Petition Cases by ROCKHARDDK(m): 8:30am On Feb 27, 2016
Every1 knew how INEC messed things up but we rather await $1 to #1 instead of a steamed up country if it went either way

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