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Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by MichaelSokoto(m): 2:08pm On Sep 05, 2023
The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has upheld the election of Jesse Okey-Joe Onuakalusi of the Labour Party (LP) as the duly elected House of Representatives’ member for Constituency ll, Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos.

In a unanimous decision, the tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Ganiyu Johnson.

The three-man panel led by Justice Abass Abdullahi held that the “petitioner lacked the legal right to meddle or interfere into the conduct of the primaries of a political party of when he is not a member of an aspirant in the said primaries”.

The other members of the panel are Justice Okon Okon and Justice Esther Alukwu.


Johnson, a former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, represented the constituency in the last four years after winning the APC ticket in 2019. He lost his re-election bid to the LP’s Onuakalusi who polled 29,386 votes in the election to his 16,650 votes.

Dissatisfied with the results, Johnson instituted the petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who was listed as the first respondent and Onuakalusi and LP who were listed as the 2nd and 3rd respondents in the petition.

Johnson had brought his petition on the following grounds:

(1) That following the conduct of the primaries of LP on May 28th 2022, one Augustine Chiagozie Matthew emerged as the winner of the primaries.

(2) That LP refused/failed to forward the name of the said Augustine Chiagozie Matthew to INEC as its candidate.

(3) That the name of said Augustine was not substituted or withdrawn.

(4) That Jesse Okey-Joe Onuakalusi‘s name is not on the register of members of the LP submitted to INEC as he was not duly sponsored as a candidate by the party.

(5) That Onuakalusi’s personal particulars in Form EC9 was not submitted prior to the conduct of the elections of Feb. 25, 2023.


To support his petition, the petitioner called three witnesses and tendered several documents.

In its 100-paged-judgment on the petition, the tribunal agreed with the 2nd respondent that the challenge to the primaries that produced the said Augustine Chiagozie Matthew has been put to rest by the decision of the Federal High Court and the Supreme Court and same cannot be revived before the tribunal.

On the issue of membership of the second respondent, the Tribunal held that this is both a pre and post election issue. It also held that the Secretary of the Okota ward 3 is in a better position to testify as the issue of membership has long been held to be an internal affair of a party.

In his reaction after the judgment, counsel for the petitioner, Habeeb Lawal said his client has a right of appeal within 21 days and may choose to exercise that option.

Counsel for Onuakalusi, Okwy Ejezie, said with this judgment, the LP victory in Lagos has been confirmed and the party expects more to come.

https://www.channelstv.com/2023/09/04/oshodi-constituency-tribunal-upholds-lps-onuakalusi-dismisses-apcs-petition/

APC urchintos are jittery!
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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by BOSSkesh(m): 2:10pm On Sep 05, 2023
Lies where’s source?
Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by popesco123: 2:13pm On Sep 05, 2023
Tinubu better pass your papa.

quote author=BOSSkesh post=125595381]Lies where’s source?[/quote]

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by TemplarLandry: 2:15pm On Sep 05, 2023
cool
Enjoy it while it lasts

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by MichaelSokoto(m): 2:15pm On Sep 05, 2023
BOSSkesh:
Lies where’s source?
see u see link there!
cool

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by Racoon(m): 2:17pm On Sep 05, 2023
Congratulations Labour Party. We never never laboured in vain even inside emilokan Lagos.

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by MTNnews: 2:21pm On Sep 05, 2023
Oshodi Isolo we shall wait patiently after 4 years to see what LP will do differently

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 2:23pm On Sep 05, 2023
All eyes on the Judiciary for tomorrow

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by MichaelSokoto(m): 2:36pm On Sep 05, 2023
APC minions, oya make some noise!
grin

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by Luckylife(m): 2:54pm On Sep 05, 2023
More similar good News will come tomorrow if Nigeria are tired of APC calamities.

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by buygala(m): 3:27pm On Sep 05, 2023
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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by lordopsy2018(m): 3:27pm On Sep 05, 2023
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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by iammo(m): 3:27pm On Sep 05, 2023
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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by Passionate888: 3:27pm On Sep 05, 2023
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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by Tron1: 3:27pm On Sep 05, 2023
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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by Padipadi(m): 3:27pm On Sep 05, 2023
Ok.
Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by MEGAWATCH: 3:27pm On Sep 05, 2023
Hahahaha!

Labour party has given the ruling party the kind of wahala and sleepless nights no other people have given them.

Most times they may be mentioning Labor party and Obident while sleeping in the night.

Hahahaha

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by FreeStuffsNG: 3:27pm On Sep 05, 2023
It will be appealed.

The judgement is completely at variance with precedents in the judgement on similar cases and can not stand. The LP candidate is gone.

Besides, once PEPT and SC rule on the same case raised against Mr Obi then datsall. It's no brainer that the judgement can't stand and I am happy that the APC candidate has taken the legal route. Check my signature for free stuffs!

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by fergie001: 3:28pm On Sep 05, 2023
Apt judgement
FreeStuffsNG:
It will be appealed
Nothing will come out.

Like I told seunmsg, membership and leadership issues are internal affairs of a political party. The Court has no Jurisdiction.

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by allthingsgood: 3:28pm On Sep 05, 2023
They will be happy now.

But tomorrow, its tears galore
grin

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by Yibo(m): 3:28pm On Sep 05, 2023
eyes are not on judiciary presently and the democracy are not on danger

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by ajepako(f): 3:28pm On Sep 05, 2023
No let them dull you with this one ooo

Because I dont trust APC

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by ShoeWorld1(m): 3:28pm On Sep 05, 2023
Congrats to him

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by fawaz050(m): 3:29pm On Sep 05, 2023
Consolation against tomorrow.

This politics thing ehn, Na game!


Nigeria is like a Zero-sum game

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by AImiron: 3:29pm On Sep 05, 2023
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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by mrmayoh: 3:29pm On Sep 05, 2023
“petitioner(APC) lacked the legal right to meddle or interfere into the conduct of the primaries of a political party of when he is not a member of an aspirant in the said primaries”.


Peter Obi lack legal right to meddle or interfere into the conduct of the APC primaries or nomination of Shettima.

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Re: Tribunal Upholds LP’s Onuakalusi, Dismisses APC’s Petition by Lorddominic(m): 3:30pm On Sep 05, 2023
FULL TIME SCORES

eLLUp 1 : 0 APC

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