Okpokiri, APC Vs Nkwonta, PDP: Abia State Election Petition Tribunal Adopts Written Addresses Of Parties, Reserves Judgement Till Later Date

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The Abia State Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Umuahia, on Friday, adopted the written addresses of the parties to the petition filed before it by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Ukwa East/Ukwa West Federal Constituency in the 2023 general elections, Barrister Nnadozie Okpokiri.

The Tribunal, consequently reserved judgement till a later date to be communicated to the parties involved in the matter.

Okpokiri, had through his lawyer, Achinike Godwin William-Wobodo, petitioned the Tribunal, praying it to grant, among others, the following reliefs:

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, which was purportedly held on the 25th of February, 2023 and purportedly 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;
INEC.

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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