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Election Petitions Tribunal: Politicians file 37 cases at Owerri

No fewer than 37 cases arising from the national and state assembly polls have been filed before the Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Owerri.

Vanguard gathered that at press time, about eight petitions for the senatorial elections, 18 cases for the House of Representatives and 11 for the State Assembly election had been filed for adjudication.

Available information showed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, which lost all the three senatorial seats to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is expectedly the major challenger of the victorious PDP candidates.

For Imo West senatorial zone, where Senator Hope Uzodinma smiled home with the coveted senatorial seat, Chief Osita Izunasor of the APC, ThankGod Ezeani of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and Chief Felix Idiga of Accord Party, are all in court against Uzodinma.

In Okigwe senatorial zone, Dr. Clement Owunna of APGA and his APC counterpart, Mr. Benjamin Uwajumogu, are contesting the victory of Chief Athan Achonu of the PDP.

The story is the same in Owerri senatorial zone where Chief Uche Onyeagucha of the APC and APGA’s Mr. Paschal Nneji are up in battle against the senator-elect, Chief Sam Anyanwu, of the PDP.

Meanwhile, at the maiden sitting of the tribunal, two of the five motions presented before the judges were fully heard, while three were adjourned till May 13.

Other members of the  eledtion tribun al, headed by Hon. Justice A. Y. Sanya, include Hon. Justice S. O. Falola and Hon. Justice P. P. Idiong.


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