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PDP Recovers Rep Seat In Enugu As Tribunal Sacks LP’s Nnamchi

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The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Enugu State has nullified the victory of the candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 election, Prof. Sunday Nnamchi into the Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency.

The three-man panel, led by Justice A. M. Abubakar consequently declared Prince Cornelius Nnaji, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the elected member for the federal constituency.

Nnaji had challenged the election of Nnamchi at the tribunal over claims that the Labour Party candidate was not qualified to stand for election and also was not properly sponsored by his party.

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In its judgment, the tribunal agreed with the petitioner that the candidate of the Labour Party was not qualified to contest the election as he never resigned from the university before seeking for a new position as required by the new electoral act.

In another report, Mr. Peter Obi who is the Candidate of the Labour Party, has vowed to appeal the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), that upheld the election of President Bola Tinubu.

Obi, whose petition was dismissed by the court, warned that if care was not taken, sound electoral jurisprudence will disappear in the country.

He stressed that litigants that are dissatisfied with the outcome of an election, may resort to self help, if they continue to find it very difficult to establish their case owing to obstacles from government institutions like the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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