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Professor Sagay Says FG Could Fund 2019 Election By Invoking The Doctrine Of Necessity

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With the delay by the National Assembly to reconvene and decide on the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for 2019 election, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), says the federal government could fund next year’s election by invoking the doctrine of necessity if the lawmakers fail to pass the budget.

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Sagay said the overriding necessity of elections and survival of democracy supersedes the National Assembly’s powers where democracy is threatened.

He said while the power to approve the budget is only a single item in the 1999 constitution, the document is about democracy and its processes including elections.

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He said failure by the National Assembly to approve funds for next year’s election would constitute a sabotage of the country’s democracy.

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

The Acting Chief Justice says there would be no room for excuses or any performance below approved standards.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission is insisting it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who allegedly forced electoral officials to declare them winners.

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The Commission’s Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said INEC would wait on court judgements or decisions of an Election Petitions Tribunal to guide its actions in such cases of results declared under duress.

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Okoye said apart from the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, there were other candidates from Niger, Benue and Akwa Ibom states who were also denied certificates of return because they were declared winners under duress.

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