The National Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital has on Thursday, March 28, rejected an application seeking to recount the ballot papers used in the Ijebu Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu northeast federal constituency in Ogun state.
Counsel to the petitioner, Esom Ifeoma, asked the court to order the recount of ballot papers used in the election.
The tribunal led by Justice Elvis Ngene while reading the ruling on an ex parte motion brought before it by the petitioners; Taiwo Shote and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the prayer was not captured by section 151 of the Electoral Act, Independent reports.
He said what the Electoral Act permits does not go beyond inspection of electoral materials and and obtainance of Certified True Copies of the materials.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Gbenga Daniel, the former director-general of the presidential campaign council of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recent election, said he would still be involved in politics.
Daniel, however, said his involvement would be taken from the non-partisan point while adding that he would not abandon Atiku Abubakar.
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The former governor of Ogun state said in a statement on Tuesday, March 19, that he had lost interest in partisan politics which he reportedly described as a thankless process after 20 years of his involvement.
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