Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


LG polls: Adamawa CPC appeals against ruling

13 February 2013, 16:00

Yola - The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Adamawa said on Wednesday it had appealled against the ruling of the state Election Petition Tribunal which struck out the party's petition .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tribunal on Feb. 6, struck out CPC's petition challenging the Nov. 24, 2012 council polls because the petition was filed out of time.

 The tribunal ruled that the 60 days provided by the Adamawa State Electoral Law 2002 for entertaining such petition had lapsed.

The tribunal also noted that the party did not forward any request for extension of time on its petition as required by law.

But CPC counsel, Mr Sunday Joshua, told newsmen shortly after filing the notice of appeal at the Local Government Election Petition Appeal Tribunal in Yola, that the step was based on three grounds.

He said the grounds included the shutting out of CPC counsel by the lower tribunal, a development that allegedly denied him the opportunity to file or move the necessary motion for extension of time for the petition to be heard.

 “We are praying for an order that a new panel be constituted for the petition to be heard on its merit.

"We are here for justice and we believe justice will be done by the appeal tribunal, " Joshua said.

The CPC had dragged the state Independent Electoral Commission, all the 21 local government chairmen and their deputies elected on the platform of PDP before the tribunal, alleging that they were not qualified to contest the election.

The CPC also contended that the election did not comply with the state electoral law.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...