Okpokiri, APC Vs INEC, Nkwonta, PDP: Abia State Election Petition Tribunal To Give Judgement Monday

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The Abia State Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Umuahia, will on Monday, September 11, 2023, give its judgement in the petition filed 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.

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

1. A declaration 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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