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Abia Election Tribunal: APC, PDP Loses In Court

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, on Monday kept up the choice of Mr Ossy Prestige of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as properly picked representative for Aba North/South Federal Constituency.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Uzor Azubuike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Mr Mascot Uzor-Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had freely advanced toward the court to negate Prestige’s choice.

In their petitions, they combat that Prestige didn’t win the majority of the lawful votes cast at the Feb. 23 review and urged the gathering to independently broadcast them the real victors.

Azubuike accused the Independent National Electoral Commission for banning results from 14 looking over units in the choice.

In a reliable judgment passed on by a person from the board, Justice I.P.C Igwe, the committee dismissed Azubuike’s solicitation for weak in authenticity.

The council held that INEC’s rejection of certain outcomes was all together, saying that the outcomes were put together by individuals who were not decision authorities after gathering had finished.

It further discarded Uzor-Kalu’s appeal, depicting it as in a general sense faulty in light of the fact that he neglected to join the gathering that came next in the survey.

“Having come a far off third in the race, the solicitor neglected to join the gathering that came next,” Igwe said.

Responding to the judgment, Azubuike’s guidance, Mr Chijioke Nwogu, said the court’s judgment was not last since they had the chance to offer against the choice.

Additionally responding, Mr Victor Etie, counsel for Uzor-Kalu said they would survey the judgment and likely challenge a portion of the choices in the Appeal Court.

Mr Nwabueze Nwankwo, counsel for Prestige, depicted the judgment as great, saying that “the board made a careful showing.”

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