The Anambra State Election Petitions Tribunal has received thirty-one (31) petitions from various political party candidates who contested in the 25th February 2023 Presidential/ National Assembly election in the state.
Voice of Nigeria gathered that seven (7) of the petitions were for the Senate, while twenty-four (24) were for the Federal House of Representatives. No petition has yet been received for the State Assembly elections recently held on the 18th March, 2023.
A breakdown of the number of the petitions reveals that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) senatorial candidate, Honourable Chris Azubogu; the Labour Party (LP) senatorial candidate, Obinna Uzoh; and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate as well, Chris Uba, are challenging the declaration of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) as senator-elect for Anambra South senatorial zone.
In Anambra North senatorial zone, Princess Stella Oduah of the PDP is challenging the declaration of Honourable Tony Nwoye of the Labour Party as senator-elect for the zone.
And in Anambra Central, Honourable Dozie Nwankwo of the APGA and Barrister Helen Mbakwe of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) are challenging the declaration of Chief Victor Umeh of the Labour Party as senator-elect.
Secretary of Election Petitions Tribunal, Awka, Barrister Muazu Ibrahim Bagudu, said while filing of petitions for the National Assembly election has elapsed, that of the State Assembly election is still ongoing for aggrieved candidates.
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