The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Enugu has nullified the election of Okey Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the March 18 House of Assembly poll for Nkanu East State constituency.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Mbah as the winner of the election, but the tribunal in its ruling on Friday, September 29, said the process did not meet the provisions of the 2022 electoral act.
The three-man panel led by Honourable Justice Adie Attoe Onyebueke while delivering their judgment on the petition filed by Labour Party candidate, Okwudiri Nnaji, ordered a rerun in some polling units in Ugbawka and Owo wards.
The tribunal averred that the number of votes returned from the two wards are higher than the number of registered and accredited voters in those areas and faulted the return by INEC.
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It, however, ordered the electoral umpire to conduct a rerun election in the affected polling units within 90 days.