Security Challenges: INEC Suspends Collation Of Gubernatorial Election Results In Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Kano has suspended the collation of results for the Saturday’s Governorship election.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner Riskuwa Arab-Shehu announced this after the collation of results from the 43 out of the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.

The INEC Commissioner said the suspension was necessary because of reports of the security challenges from the only local government left to be announced in the governorship elections results. The result of Nassarawa local government is being awaited.

According to the Arab-Shehu, the results were snatched away from the collation centre, and that the electoral body will refer to its primary and secondary data base to generate the result from the polling units and wards.

He explained that INEC will generate the result, verify and consider those that are acceptable within the electoral law. He added that party agents would be invited for the verification of the results to ensure transparency during the regeneration of the results.

Alleged Misconduct: NJC Begins Hearing On Petitions Against Onnoghen, Acting CJN

An investigative panel of the National Judicial Council is expected to this week begin hearing on the petitions of alleged misconduct written against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad.

It was learnt the five-man panel set up by the NJC to investigate the petitions against the top judicial officers would conduct a hearing on Muhammad’s case on Tuesday.

The panel had its first sitting on Onnoghen’s case on February 6th and adjourned till Wednesday.

The NJC had at its February 13th meeting reviewed the pre-assessment report on the petitions written against the two men and considered the complaints worthy of being investigated.

The council then set up a five-man panel led by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice S.A Akande, to investigate the petitions and issued queries to the judicial officers.