TRIBUNAL SACKS ONWUBARIRI
Written by thereachfm on September 19, 2019
The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Owerri has sacked a member of the House of Representatives, Obinna Onwubuariri who represented Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe federal constituency of Imo State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Chairman of the Panel, R. Harriman, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh poll in the federal constituency within 90 days from the date of the judgment and also withdraw the certificate of return issued him.
The All Progressives Congress, in their petition were able to prove petition beyond reasonable doubt that INEC and the first respondent were unable to defend the allegations of over-voting, mutilation of figures, and the reduction of the petitioner’s votes preferred against them by the petitioner.
The panel, which ordered a fresh poll in the federal constituency, instructed that the first respondent’s certificate of return should be withdrawn immediately.