BREAKING: Tribunal upholds election of RG as Enugu West Senator

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Senator Osita Ngwu, Enugu West

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Enugu has upheld the election of Osita Ngwu (RG) of the Peoples Democratic Party as the Senator representing Enugu West Senatorial Zone.

Ngwu was returned as the winner of the February 25 poll.

Dissatisfied with the result of the election, Dennis Oguerinwa Amadi the candidate of the Labour Party headed to the tribunal to challenge the outcome of the election.

In a ruling on Tuesday, the tribunal held that the petitioner committed a fatal error in presenting their case by merging allegations of non compliance with the electoral act and corrupt practices.

The tribunal held that the petitioners should have separated the two cases and particularise  their facts to support both positions.

On the allegation of over-voting, the court held that the petitioner couldn’t particularise his pleadings despite bringing witnesses that gave evidence on that and ballot papers. The court said those ballot papers were dumped on the court and there’s no evidence showing were the ballot papers emanated from.

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