Anambra Election Tribunal receives 31 petitions from aggrieved Senatorial, Reps candidates
The Anambra State Election Petitions Tribunal has received no fewer than 31 petitions from various candidates of different political parties in the state.
The petitions were received from candidates who contested in the February 25 presidential and national assembly elections. Petitions are still expected from the March 18 state Assembly polls.
The Secretary, Election Petitions Tribunal in the state, Mr Muazu Bagudu, made this known in Awka on Friday.
Bagudu said while filing of petitions for the national assembly election has closed, that of the state assembly election held March 18 is still on for the aggrieved candidates.
Our correspondent gathered that seven of the 31 petitions were from the Senate, while 24 were from the federal House of Representatives. No petition has yet been received for the state assembly elections.
A breakdown of the number of the petitions revealed that the senatorial candidates of All Progressives Grand Alliance, Mr Chris Azubogu, the Labour Party, Obinna Uzoh and the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Chris Uba are challenging the declaration of the Young Progressives Party candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, as Senator-elect for Anambra South Senatorial Zone.
In Anambra North Senatorial Zone, Princess Stella Oduah of the PDP is challenging the declaration of Mr Tony Nwoye of the Labour Party as Senator-elect for the zone.
In Anambra Central, Mr Dozie Nwankwo of APGA and Mrs Helen Mbakwe of the New Nigerian Political Party are challenging the declaration of Chief Victor Umeh of the Labour Party as Senator-elect.