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Tribunal Sacks House Of Rep Member, Orders Fresh Election

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2020 budget
 

Tribunal Sacks PDP Lawmaker In Imo

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Wednesday, sacked Mr. Obinna Onwubuariri.

Until the latest development, Onwubuariri was the lawmaker representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe federal constituency of Imo State at the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

His 2019 victory was however challenged at the Tribunal by Princess Miriam Onuoha of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Delivering judgment in the petition on Wednesday, the Tribunal nullified Onwubuariri’s election on grounds of over-voting, mutilation of figures, reduction of the petitioner’s votes preferred against them by the petitioner.

It also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw Onwubuariri’s Certificate of Return and also conduct a fresh election within 90 days from the date of the judgement.


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