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Tribunal upholds the elections of six Rivers PDP lawmakers

13 October 2015, 15:09

Port Harcourt -The Legislative Election Petitions Tribunal for Rivers State on Monday uphold the elections of six Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the National Assembly.

In different judgment delivered by the tribunal, the three-member-panel dismissed the petitions filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its six candidates in the National Assembly elections held in the state.

The tribunal dismissed the petition filed by APC and its candidate, Ogbonna Nwuke, against the election of Jerome Amadi representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

The tribunal equally dismissed the petition of the APC and its candidate, Maureen Tamuno, against the election of Gogo Tamuno of PDP, representing Okrika/Ogubolo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

Also read: Rivers APC goes to Tribunal

Also dismissed by the tribunal was the petition filed by the APC and its candidate, Anthony Okocha, against the election of Kingsley Chinda representing Obio/Akpor federal constituency in the House of Representatives.

The tribunal held that the petition filed by Wihioka Frank of the APC against Boniface Emerengwa of the PDP representing Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives was also lacking in merit.

The tribunal also dismissed the petition of Collins Owhondah against the election of Hon. Blessing Nsiegbe representing Port-Harcourt 2 Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

In dismissing each petition, the tribunal held that the petitioners had the onus to prove allegation of corrupt practices beyond reasonable doubt, which they failed to do.

- NAN 



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