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JUST IN:Nigeria President Bola Tinubu’s ministers who have been declared winners of National Assembly elections by tribunal

So far, two of President Bola Tinubu’s ministers have won their petitions at the ongoing National Assembly Election Petition Tribunals.‎…CONTINUE READING>>> ‎

The two are former Plateau state governor Simon Lalong and Nkeiruka Onyejeocha. Tinubu’s labour ministers win at the National Assembly Elections Tribunal.

Simon Lalong Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) contested the Plateau South Senatorial Election and was defeated by Napoleon Bali of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Following his defeat, President Tinubu appointed him as the minister of state for labour and employment.

However, on Monday, September 11, the tribunal sitting in Jos declared Lalongas the winner and sacked Senator Bali.

The tribunal led by Justice Omaka Elekwo nullified Bali’s election because of the PDP’s refusal to respect the order of a Jos High court to conduct ward congresses before the last general elections.

Nkeiruka Onyejeocha Onyejeocha, also of the APC, contested the Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives and was defeated by Amobi Ogah of the Labour Party (LP), according to INEC’s results.

Following her loss, President Tinubu appointed Onyejeocha as minister of state for labour and employment.

However, the tribunal sitting in Umuahia on Wednesday, September 6, sacked Ogah.

The court subsequently ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return given to Ogah and issue the same to the petitioner, Onyejeocha.

Will Lalong, Onyejeocha quit Tinubu’s cabinet?

Though Lalong and Onyejeocha have been declared winners by the tribunal, their opponents still have the chance to appeal the judgments, a step they would most likely take.

However, should the two ministers win at the final court, it is left to be known whether or not they will quit President Tinubu’s cabinet to resume at the National Assembly.

While Lalong has expressed joy for winning at the tribunal, the former governor was silent about his next step.

Onyejeocha, who has also reacted to her victory, is yet to disclose her next plan if she wins at the final court.‎…CONTINUE READING>>> ‎

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