Abuja - The Rivers State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has voided the election of the Speaker, Owaji Ibani and 20 of his colleagues in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Thisday reports.
This is coming barely 48 hours after the election of Nyesom Wike as governor was nullified by the tribunal.
The tribunal, while delivering the judgment in the case of the lawmakers cited cases of irregularities and violence among other electoral malpractices which necessitated the nullification of the lawmakers’ election victory.
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The tribunal ordered fresh elections to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to fill the new vacant seats.
The lawmakers were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party on April 11 2015 in an election marred by vote rigging and violence.
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