fbpx
Connect with us

Politics

Failure Of IREV Does Not Stop Collation of Results, 25% In FCT Not Enough, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said failure to report results to IReV and failure to get 25% in the FCT are…

Published

on

SupremeCourtt
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said failure to report results to IReV and failure to get 25% in the FCT are not sufficient reasons to remove President Bola Tinubu from office.

VerseNews reports that the apex Court, in a ruling by Justice Iyan Okoro, agreed with the lower court that iREV was not a collection center and that there was a comprehensive agreement to ensure that copies of the results were available.

“The unavailability of the iREV cannot be a ground for the nullification of the election,”

Advertisement

“The failure to tranmit results to irev did not affect the results of the election,” said the apex court

The Electoral Law provides that if the election has been conducted substantially in accordance with the law, the election cannot be declared void in accordance with the provisions of this law.

The Court of Appeal for the Presidential Elections ruled that the failure to communicate the results electronically does not constitute grounds for an election challenge.

In a September 6 judgment, the PEPC ruled that INEC has the power to issue guidelines and directives in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act.

Advertisement

He also said that INEC has the right to set the procedures to determine how elections will be conducted.

According to Okoro, the court ruled that the FCT did not have a special status, holding that 25% grades are mandatory in the Federal Capital Territory.

“The decision of the lower court is unassailable and I see no difficulty in agreeing with it”.

According to him, the Constitution is not for a select few, but for everyone.

Advertisement

Atiku and Obi called for the annulment of the election on grounds of non-compliance with the rules laid down in the INEC handbook, including the electronic transmission of results.

However, Justice Tsammani said the guidelines and directives cannot supersede the express provisions of the election law and only violations of the law can form the basis of an election petition.

Judge Tsammani ruled that the law provides for the physical collection of results and that the transmission of results to IRev using BVAS would allow the public to see the results at polling stations on election day.

Advertisement

Tsammani, who is also the chairman of PEPC, has failed to prove that the petitioners did not comply with the provisions of the electoral law, which is the only way to support their claim of violation of the electoral law.

WhatsAppCOnnect

Stay ahead with VerseNews. Get the latest breaking news, insightful analysis, and trending stories. Your go-to source for timely updates and unbiased reporting.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WATCH: Nigeria Newspaper Headline Today

Apply For Latest Job Openings

Trending

Cubana Chief Priest Advises Yahaya Bello Cubana Chief Priest Advises Yahaya Bello
Celebrity Gist18 hours ago

‘No Need To Run’, Cubana Chief Priest Advises Yahaya Bello

Cubana Chief Priest advises Yahaya Bello to cooperate with the EFCC if summoned, sharing his own experience of being arraigned...

Nigeria Correctional Service Nigeria Correctional Service
Entertainment19 hours ago

Nigeria Correctional Service Clarifies Bobrisky’s Relocation From Ikoyi Prison To Kirikiri

The Nigeria Correctional Service clarified that Bobrisky remains at Ikoyi Prison, denying rumors of his relocation to Kirikiri Prison.

engagement farming engagement farming
Tech19 hours ago

Elon Musk Cracks Down On Engagement Farming On X, Threatens Suspension

Elon Musk has warned against engagement farming on the platform, threatening to suspend accounts that practice it.

NAFDAC Raids Sahad Stores NAFDAC Raids Sahad Stores
News19 hours ago

NAFDAC Raids Sahad Stores And H-Medix In Abuja, Confiscates N50m Worth Fake Cosmetics, Drugs

NAFDAC Raids Sahad Stores in Abuja, seizing counterfeit cosmetics and drugs in a series of operations across various locations.

Tunde Onakoya Tunde Onakoya
Entertainment20 hours ago

Guinness World Record: Davido Backs Nigerian Chess Master Tunde Onakoya in New York

Tunde Onakoya is receiving significant support, including from Afrobeat star Davido, as he attempts to break the Guinness World Record...

Yahaya Bello's Police Escort Yahaya Bello's Police Escort
News23 hours ago

BREAKING: IGP Withdraws Yahaya Bello’s Police Escort

IGP orders withdrawal of Yahaya Bello's police escort, citing compliance with utmost importance.

Governor Ododo Governor Ododo
Politics23 hours ago

Governor Ododo’s Move To Shield Yahaya Bello Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Governor Ododo's recent intervention to whisk former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello away during an ongoing investigation by the EFCC...

Yahaya Bello On Watchlist Yahaya Bello On Watchlist
Politics23 hours ago

BREAKING: FG Places Yahaya Bello On Watchlist, Immigration Alerts DSS

FG has placed Yahaya Bello on watchlist amidst allegations of N80.2 billion money laundering.

Moniepoint POS Charges Moniepoint POS Charges
Business1 day ago

Moniepoint POS Charges List

Moniepoint POS Charges List: For withdrawals, they charge 0.5% for transactions under N20,000 and a flat N100 for higher amounts.

4U supermarket 4U supermarket
News1 day ago

BREAKING: FCCPC Shuts Down Popular 4U Supermarket In Abuja

FCCPC has launched a campaign at 4U Supermarket in Wuse 2, Abuja, to enforce price display and quantity compliance.

Advertisement