Thursday, 13 April 2023

US Court Order of $460,000 Forfeiture against Me Is Not Enforceable since the order was never registered in any Nigerian court — Tinubu

Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) it lacked necessary jurisdiction to enforce a 
purported decision of a United States District court that ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $460,000 in some US bank accounts linked to him in 1993

Tinubu, who stated this in his response to the petition filed by the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, against his victory at the February 25 presidential election, further hinged his argument on the fact that the said US court order was never registered in any Nigerian court.
This is as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in calling for the dismissal of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the declaration of Tinubu as winner of the February 25 presidential election.
The party, in a Preliminary Objection to the petition, also claimed that the tribunal had no jurisdiction to adjudicate on the petition on the grounds that it lacked necessary facts or particulars as required by law.

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Kwara State Government has directed Civil Servants to come to work only three times in a week

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