Tribunal nullifies election of LP’s Enugu Rep, declares PDP candidate winner
The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Enugu has nullified the election of Professor Sunday Nnamchi of the Labour Party as the House of Representatives member for the Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency in Enugu State.
The judgement was delivered by a three-man panel of justices led by A. M. Abubakar.
Delivering judgement in the petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Cornelius Nnaji, the panel declared the petitioner as the duly elected candidate of the election conducted on February 25, 2023.
Nnaji, a one-term federal lawmaker, had challenged the declaration of Nnamchi by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the election.
The one-term federal lawmaker argued that Nnamchi was not duly sponsored and qualified to contest under the candidacy of the Labour Party.
In its unanimous decision, the tribunal agreed with the petitioner that the Labour Party candidate was not qualified to contest the election.
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