Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Umeh vs. Ekwunife: Tribunal fixes Sept. 10 for adoption of addresses

By News Express on 19/08/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,194


The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal for Anambra on Tuesday fixed Sept. 10 for adoption of addresses in the petition filed by Chief Victor Umeh of APGA against Sen. Uche Ekwunife (PDP-Anambra Central).

This followed the conclusion of hearing in the matter before the three-member panel led by Justice Nayai Aganaba in Awka.

Umeh and his party, APGA, had filed the petition challenging the victory of Ekwunife in the March 28 poll for Anambra Central Senatorial District on grounds of alleged electoral malpractices.

During the trial, Umeh, who alleged infractions mostly in polling units where Ekwunife was declared winner, prayed the tribunal to cancel the results in the affected areas and order a recount of the votes.

He said that the figures reflected during the declaration of the final result by INEC was different from the one made public after the counting of the votes.

Umeh further contended that the issuance of ballot papers in pieces and the large disparity in figures of accredited voters and votes in some polling units affected the credibility of the election.

However, in defending her victory, Ekwunife maintained that she won the poll squarely and further alleged same infractions in polling units where Umeh was also declared the winner.

She said that the infractions were minor and not substantial enough to warrant the cancellation of the election.

While adjourning the matter, Aganaba urged counsels in the matter to file their written addresses and reply before the next adjourned date. (NAN)

Photo shows Ekwunife.

Source News Express

Posted 19/08/2015 04:32:13 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Aregbesola has performed excellently in 7 years —...

South African minister who assaulted woman resigns

2015: Group warns Ex-Akwa Ibom PDP chair against...

BiafraExit: How necessary?

Anambra Guber Poll: Ohanaeze endorses Obiano

Chieftaincy tussle tears Anambra community apart

Soludo delivers Realnews Magazine Third Anniversary Lecture

2015: Dakuku Peterside’s plethora of royal blessings and...

26 hot African stars on parade as Coca-Cola...

PDP to decentralise power to states’ executives

No ban on foreign trips by former govt....

World Bank team ranks Edo high on transparency,...

 

Latest News 2019 Presidency: Northern leaders shop for consensus candidate •Set criteria for contenders 34,826 dump PDP for APC in Niger Bayelsa set to host the world, as global leaders storm Yenagoa for 2018 Africa SME Roundtable Forum Zamfara killings getting out of hand — IGP Ibrahim Idris Obasanjo opposes Niger Delta leaders’ call for resource control Cows on airport runway: FAAN apologises to Air Peace, passengers VPI: Nigeria soon to decide on observer status, says AGF Trump blames FBI for deadly Florida school shooting Cyber security: The winner takes it all Prof. Akinwunmi’s death a huge loss — Tinubu Peace Corps Bill not dead — NPC Crisis looms in Anglican Church

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (324,692 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (316,180 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (252,800 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (207,498 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (193,956 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (186,474 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (162,080 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (145,439 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (139,720 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (128,595 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (127,073 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (122,418 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,894) Business Verdict (33) Columnists (802) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (442) Features (548) Global Business Monitor (225) International (1,795) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (104) News (32,908) Opinion (883) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,500) Religion (676) Sports (1,433) Stock Watch (27) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement