TRIBUNAL UPHOLDS UMAHI’S ELECTION

Written by on September 3, 2019

The election petition tribunal in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, has
upheld the victory of Governor David Umahi.
The tribunal headed by Justice A.B Abdukareem struck out the
suit by the People’s Democratic Movement challenging the
election saying the party failed to prove that it conducted its
primaries in line with provisions of the Electoral Act.
The tribunal noted that there was no evidence to show that PDM
submitted its candidate’s name to INEC before the deadline for
parties to do so.
It could be recalled that The PDM had sued the Independent
National Electoral Commission for allegedly excluding its name
from the ballot paper.
The party prayed the tribunal to cancel the election and order a
fresh one.


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