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Mrs. Juliet Egbo and Hon. Chima Atu 

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Enugu on Friday struck out the petition filed by the House of Reps candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Enugu North/South federal Constituency, Mrs. Juliet Egbo, challenging the victory of the Labour Party candidate, Hon. Chima Atu.

Atu who was declared winner of the election by the INEC returning officer, Dr. Mrs. Evelyn Ijeoma Ezepue, secured a total of 65,247 votes to defeat his closest rival, Hon. Nonso Nnamani of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)who polled 9,215 votes.


Mrs. Egbo had gone to Court to challenge the outcome of the election, but the three-man tribunal on Friday struck out her petition for lack of merit.

In his verified Twitter handle, Hon. Chima Atu of the Labour Party while announcing the decision of the honourable tribunal, described the judgment as a victory for Democracy and Rule Of Law.

Atu thanked Ndi Enugu North/South federal constituency for their continued support and solidarity, assuring them of a robust representation anchored on the will of the people.

He said
“Few minutes ago, the Election Petition Tribunal in Enugu handing the petition of APC candidate against our victory at the February polls just struck out her petition for lack of merit. I appreciate God, H.E. Peter Obi, the Obidient family, my legal team & my constituents”

Daily Gazette recall that Mrs. Juliet Egbo of the APC came distant fourth in the election with 2,394 votes, while Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo of the Peoples Democratic party came third with 7,617 votes.

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