Abia Tribunal Fixes Dates For Hearing On Ukwa East/Ukwa West APC Candidate’s Petition

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The National and State Houses of Assembly Elections Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, has fixed the dates for the hearing of the petition filed by the Ukwa East/Ukwa West All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the 2023 general elections, Barrister Nnadozie Okpokiri.

The matter, which was fixed for the 17th, 18th and 20th of July, 2023 for hearing after a pre-hearing, was filed by Nnadozie Okpokiri and the APC against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Nkwonta Christian and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

The petitioners are asking for, among other reliefs the following:

1. That it may be determined and thus declared that the election of Member representating Ukwa East/Ukwa West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives held on the 25th of February, 2023 and declared on the 26th of February, 2023, and the return of Nkwonta Christian, are unlawful, null and void by acts and / or omissions by INEC which violate and breach provisions of the Electoral Act 2022, Manual for election and the guidelines,

2. An Order nullifying and setting aside the National Assembly Election for the Member of House of Representatives for the Ukwa East/Ukwa West Federal Constituency of Abia State,

3. An Order that a fresh election for the position of Member of House of Representative for the Ukwa East/Ukwa West Federal Constituency of Abia State be conducted by the INEC.

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