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Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by jarawa: 5:53am On Jan 14
... Kano, Adamawa, Benue, Plateau calm

Tension is high in Bauchi, Sokoto and Imo states ahead of today’s resumption of hearing of appeals challenging elections of seven governors at the Supreme Court. The seven outstanding governorship appeals before the apex court include the elections of governors Umar Ganduje (Kano); Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto); Emeka Ihedioha (Imo), Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa); Bala Mohammed (Bauchi); Samuel Ortom (Benue); and Simon Lalong (Plateau).

Governor Ganduje’s election is being challenged by Abba Kabiru Yusuf (PDP) who is contending that he was winning the election in majority of the local governments in Kano before it was declared inconclusive and a rerun ordered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He also alleged widespread irregularities in the March 23 rerun election in the state. APC’s Ahmed Aliyu is challenging the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

He is alleging over voting and other irregularities in the election. Aliyu polled 511,661 votes against 512,002 votes by Tambuwal after conclusion of collation in the rerun. Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s election is being challenged by the APC candidate, Hope Uzodimma, the Action Alliance (AA) candidate, Uche Nwosu and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Ifeanyi Ararume.

Although the allegations of irregularities in the election by the AA and APGA against Ihedioha were dismissed by the Court of Appeal, there was a dissenting judgment in favour of Uzodimma’s appeal. CJN forced to adjourn hearing At the hearing of the Kano governorship appeal yesterday, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, retired to his chambers after complaining about the congestion in the court hall. Supporters of governors of Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa, Imo, Benue and Plateau states had thronged the court premises as early as 6am. Director of Litigation of the Supreme Court, Ibrahim Gold asked persons who had no serious business in the court room to leave.

The CJN was again forced to stand down and eventually adjourned the proceedings over the ill-health of one of the justices on the panel, Justice John Inyang Okoro. Other justices on the seven-member panel were Sylvester Ngwuta, Olukayode Ariwoola, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Amiru Sanusi and Uwani Musa Aba-Aji.

Bauchi

The battle for the soul of Bauchi State erupted at the court premises when persons believed to be supporters of Governor Bala Muhammad pelted the convoy of the former governor, Mohammed Abubakar, with water bottles after he came out of the court and raised his hands in a sign of ‘four plus four’. Reports show there is anxiety in the state. Meanwhile, former governor Abubakar of the APC has described the attack as a “last minute ditch effort” by Governor Mohammed to influence the outcome of the governorship tussle before the Supreme Court of Justice.”

In a statement by his media aide, Ali M. Ali, the former governor called on his supporters to remain calm to what he called “resort to uncivilised conduct from supporters. Such shameful conduct is reflective of the violent behaviour of their benefactor.” But the state Commissioner of Information and Communication, Dr Ladan Salihu, denied the allegations, saying he must have been pelted by his own supporters who felt shortchanged by his administration and his hand sign of ‘4+4’, which is an attempt to return to office.

Sokoto

In anticipation of the outcome of the Supreme Court judgment in the appeal by the APC governorship candidate, Ahmed Aliyu, challenging the election of Governor Tambuwal, the police have beefed up security in the state. The adjournment of the appeals on Monday stirred more speculations in the state that the move is to enable the appellants curry favour from the judiciary. But Governor Tambuwal, through his media adviser, Muhammad Bello, urged his supporters and people of the state to exercise patience following the adjournment of the case.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kaoje, has assured the people of the state on keeping the state safe and secure, for all law-abiding residents to conduct their lawful businesses. He said the command had deployed one thousand conventional and plainclothes police officers across the state. Kaoje said adequate measures had been taken to ensure that peace reigned before and after the hearing.

Imo

There is anxiety in Owerri, the Imo State capital and environs over today’s hearing at the Supreme Court. Our correspondent reports that supporters of all the parties are upbeat as they have turned to prayer warriors, and pouring invectives on one another.

The police have warned supporters on both sides to exercise the highest degree of order and decorum in their jubilation on the outcome. In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, warned against breakdown of law and order.

“In view of the Supreme Court judgement on the Imo State governorship election, the Imo State Police command, in conjunction with other security agencies in the state, wishes to express its readiness to ensure safety and security of members of the public during and after the judgement,” he said.

Kano, Adamawa, Benue, Plateau calm

Reports from Kano, Adamawa, Benue and Plateau indicate that there is calm in the four states. Our reporters observed that business places such as markets, shopping malls, banks, filling stations were conducting their normal businesses.
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/govship-tussle-tension-in-bauchi-sokoto-imo-as-s-court-resumes-hearing-today.html

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Obas101(m): 6:03am On Jan 14
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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by murphyibiam15(m): 6:04am On Jan 14
Which nonsense tension f'ck them all

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Simplebeauty: 6:04am On Jan 14
grin

"who God has blessed no man can curse"

let the best thief win grin

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Eryckah(f): 6:04am On Jan 14
High hopes
Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by invigilator(m): 6:05am On Jan 14
Apart from this year January moving fast, sensible post are now hard to find in the front page.

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by iCauseTrouble: 6:06am On Jan 14
Good morning my nairaland neighbours

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by crackhouse(m): 6:06am On Jan 14
OK. Let's get in done with.
Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by SURELAND: 6:06am On Jan 14
Cc
Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Mokason28: 6:08am On Jan 14
Buhari is the Supreme Court Judge, the AGF, the senate president, the EFCC Boss, the minister of Petroleum the IG of police, Chief of Army ,Custom Boss Etc. Nigerians must get sense by force.

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by omowolewa: 6:08am On Jan 14
Humm, heaven will not fall abeg

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Flexherbal(m): 6:09am On Jan 14
Politicians now deny the people of their choice.
Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by ransome001(m): 6:10am On Jan 14
IMO state must rejoice again... Emeka Amadioha will go home today.... Rochas is watching

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Spatta: 6:11am On Jan 14
Jokers
Do they have regards for the Judiciary?
The Preferred candidate of the Tyrant will have the day as usual
Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by chukspol: 6:12am On Jan 14
We are watching
Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by JeffreyD1(m): 6:14am On Jan 14
IMO Emeka winning
Sokoto tambuwal winning
Bauchi I doubt if bala will win oh
Ortom winning
Lalong winning
Kano I don't know
Fintiri winning


Fingers crossed

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by noleflendum: 6:15am On Jan 14
Emeka iheadoha your time is up !!!!!!!!

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Josev: 6:15am On Jan 14
Who the cap fits,let him wear it.
Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by oluwaahmed: 6:16am On Jan 14
They might nullify IMO election, order a rerun where uzodinma will win thru APC means. Don't play with tanko mohd, that's why he was put there in the first place.

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Cantonese: 6:16am On Jan 14
Tension ko, high tension wire ni. Wetin concern us with tension? Will the winner come and share looted funds with us? Abeg make dem carry waka.

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Wizygreat12: 6:16am On Jan 14
I want PDP to take over KANO STATE and IMO is already in the hand of God

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by help9: 6:17am On Jan 14
Nigerians are watching....

We only hope, by our actions and inactions, posterity will be kind to us all.


I SELL BADASS TVs
Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by chukspol: 6:17am On Jan 14
ransome001:
IMO state must rejoice again... Emeka Amadioha will go home today.... Rochas is watching
IN YOUR DREAMS. WHAT HAS HOPE GOT GOING TO SUPREME COURT. THE MATTER WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE AND DUSTED IF HE WAS THE ONLY ONE CHALLENGING THE ELECTIONS.

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by kellystone87: 6:17am On Jan 14
There will be hope IMO...ihedioha will be declared winner....click like for emeka ihedioha, share for hope uzodinma

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Flyingngel(m): 6:17am On Jan 14
Foolish poor masses causing unnecessary tension everywhere because of our corrupt political leaders.

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Sirjamo: 6:18am On Jan 14
I pity Tambuwal because his 345 votes winning margin is so small that it can be easily overturned. The Supreme Court might order for re - run in some state(s).

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by WalkerMichael(m): 6:19am On Jan 14
invigilator:
Apart from this year January moving fast, sensible post are now hard to find in the front page.

Very true. This January is extremely fast. Tomorrow is 15.

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by nnakelechi1(m): 6:20am On Jan 14
Supreme court that the Chief justice is been appointed by the President that belongs in a particular Party... How do you expect the Result to be? Just saying my Mind

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Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by kellystone87: 6:22am On Jan 14
Meanwhile barca son sack their coach
Re: Tension In Bauchi, Sokoto, Imo As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today by Emedu(m): 6:24am On Jan 14
My Prediction Kano APC Bauchi APC Plateau APC Sokoto APC IMO PDP

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