Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Abia Tribunal Annuls Nnamani's Election, Bars APGA From Rerun

The election tribunal in Umahia has annulled the HOR election of Emmeka Nnamani of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in the Abia North constituency.

The tribunal also barred Nnamani from participating in a fresh round of election on the ground that he was ab initio not qualified to contest the election held on April 11,2015.

Delivering judgment in the petition filed by Dr. Blessing Nwagba of PDP challenging the election of Nnamani, the tribunal nullified his election and ordered a fresh election in the constituency but said that APGA would not participate in the fresh election.

"The petitioner, Dr.Nwagba proved the allegation of non-qualification leveled against the respondent as his name was not in the register of his Eziama Ward of his party, APGA, and ought not to have participated in the said election.” Justice Sabiu Yahuza, said.

The election will now be between the petitioner’s party, PDP, and the other candidates from the other parties that participated in the April election.


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