Imo State Tribunal sacks Mr.Obinna Onwubuariri, Orders Fresh Poll in Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal Constituency.


The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Owerri, Imo state capital, has nullified the election of a member of PDP, Mr. Obinna Onwubuariri, who is representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal Constituency of Imo state in the House of Representatives.

Mr. Obinna Onwubuariri was first elected into the House of Representatives in 2015.

 The Tribunal commended the petition filed by Princess Miriam Onuoha, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), added that it was meritorious.

Imo Tribunal said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the first Respondent were unable to defend the allegations of over voting, mutilation of figures, reduction of the Petitioner’s votes preferred against them by the Petitioner.

The Chairman of the panel, Justice R. Harriman ruled that the declaration of the lawmaker was done in utter disregard to the amended Electoral Act.

 Justice Harriman, Finally ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh election in the Federal Constituency within 90 days from the date of the Judgement .

The justice also ordered the withdrawal of the Certificate of Return issued to Mr Obinna Onwubuariri.

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