UK's Blair blames 'revolutionary socialism' for Labour defeat
Former British prime minister Tony Blair urged his Labour party on Wednesday to abandon "quasi-revolutionary socialism" as it seeks a new leader after its worst election defeat since the 1930s.
Brexit reasserts victory with a vengeance
One rather noisy next door neighbour of mine could be heard screaming “Up Awo” on his way back home following the conclusion of voting in the Nigerian 1979 presidential election.
Appeal court upholds Sanwo-Olu’s election
The Court of Appeal in Lagos, yesterday, dismissed an appeal filed by the Labour Party (LP), challenging the judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which affirmed the election of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Lagos State governor.
Let the parties be, INEC
Against the background of the shortcomings of the recent general elections in the country, the jury is out performing a post-mortem.
Tribunal dismisses AD, LP’s petition challenging Sanwo-Olu’s victory
An Ikeja Election Petitions Tribunal on Monday dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the Labour Party (LP), challenging the victory of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governorship election was held on March 9 this year. The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice T. T.…
Election panel orders three parties to serve Wike notice
Following motions filed by the African Democratic Party (ADP), Labour Party (LP) and African Action Congress (AAC), the Rivers State governorship election petition tribunal has granted their request to serve Governor Nyesom Wike through substituted service. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Governor Wike, who stood for the polls under the Peoples Democratic…
Ogun State tribunal grants Labour Party access to election materials
The Ogun Election Petitions Tribunal yesterday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the Labour Party (LP) access the materials it used to conduct the March 9 governorship and house of assembly polls in the state. The Justice Chinwe Onyeabor-led panel also dismissed a petition filed by the Oginni Olaposi faction of the…
Ogun Labour Party takes INEC, APC to tribunal over alleged exclusion in guber election
The Labour Party (LP) in Ogun State has taken the All Progressives Congress (APC), its candidate; Dapo Abiodun; the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), AbdulGaniyu Raji and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the state election petition tribunal for alleged exclusion of its party’s logo, name and symbol on the ballot papers used for…
Why Olusegun Mimiko’s senatorial bid failed to fly
Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has lost his bid to be in the 9th Legislative Assembly to represent his people. His Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) could not fly. Mimiko had bestrode politics of Ondo State for over two decades like Colossus, but one of his political protégées, Ayo Akinyelure of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the…