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The Enugu state Governorship/House of Assembly election Petitions Tribunal on Friday nullified the victory of Hon. Okey Mbah, representing Nkanu East constituency in the state assembly under the platform of the PDP.

The court held that the election and return made by INEC on March 18 election for Nkanu East constituency fell shot of all indices of a credible, fair and transparent election on the condition that the said election was marred by gross substantial non compliance with the electoral act.


Daily Gazette correspondent who was in Court reports that the three man tribunal headed by Honourable Justice Adie Attoe Onyebueke while delivering her judgment on the petition filed by Labour Party candidate, Surv. Okwudiri Nnaji against Okey Mbah of PDP and INEC, ordered a rerun in polling units of Ugbawka and Owo wards where number of votes are higher than the number of registered and accredited voters.

The three man honourable Justices noted that the return made by INEC is invalid.

It however ordered the electoral umpire, INEC, to conduct a rerun election in the affected polling units within 90 days.

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