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Tribunal sacks PDP Federal Lawmaker

The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, the Imo State capital nullified the election of Federal House member representing Okigwe North Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Obinna Onwubuariri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a judgment, the chairman of the Panel, Justice Roli Harriman ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh poll in the federal constituency within 90 days from the date of the judgment.

The judge said the petitioner, Princess Miriam Onuoha, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) proved her petition beyond a reasonable doubt.

INEC was directed by the court to withdraw the certificate of return given to Mr Onwubuariri as the declaration of the PDP candidate as the winner of the election does not follow the electoral act.

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