Court Confirms Gambo Lawal As PDP Candidate For Borno

court-PDPThe Federal High Court in Abuja has confirmed Gambo Lawal, as the veritable Borno State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2015 governorship election.

In the judgement delivered by the preceding judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, the court held that the defendant, Mohammed Imam, did not show any concrete evidence before the court to indicate that he participated in the PDP primaries, to warrant the party to submit his name as the candidate for the election.

He further mentioned that the allegation on forgery of certificate, leveled against the plaintiff was also not proven.

The Judge therefore, said the plaintiff fulfilled all requirements and his name should be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the governorship candidate for the PDP in Borno State.

Gambo Lawal in the suit, asked the court to determine the genuine governorship candidate of the PDP in the April 11, 2015 governorship election in the state, pointing out that his substitution with Mohammed Imam, was a gross violation of the PDP.

Another reason for Lawal’s suit was for the court to restrain the PDP and  INEC from recognizing and dealing with Mohammed Imam, as the party’s governorship candidate in the state.

Aviation experts commend FG for restoring Dana Air’s operational licence

Captain Benson Ikponwosa commended the federal government for admitting that it suspended the license of Dana Airline in error.

The aviation expert said Nigerians have turned into “square pegs placing themselves into other peole’s round holes”.

Ikponwosa arhued that air crashes have occurred in other parts of the world and governments are not quick to take harsh decisions against the operators of the crashed air plane.

He said “You cant punish someone unless you find that person culpable of some infractions”.

Another expert on  aviation matters, Ikechi Uko, also agreed with Ikponwosa claiming that the error has a long history.

He said the government had made similar errors in the past when it  suspended the operational licence of Sosoliso ad Bellview Airlines after their aircrafts had crashed.

He said statistics show that air travel is the safest form of transportation in Nigeria.

Mr Uko compared figures from Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on how many people die in road accidents in four years to the number of people that have died in plane crashes to back his claim.