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Tribunal Upholds Ugwuanyi's Election as Ekweremadu Hails Verdict


The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Enugu on Friday upheld the election of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State in the April 11, 2015 governorship election.

It struck out the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Okey Ezea, on the grounds that it was frivolous, lacked merit and against court processes.

This was followed by a cost of
One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira to each of the respondents in the petition.

Delivering the judgment which lasted for over three hours, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Kwajafa Hildad among other findings by the tribunal held that it had earlier in the course of the hearing struck out several paragraphs of Ezea’s petition for being imprecise, vague, related to party nomination which is a pre-election matter and contained criminal allegation against people who were not made parties to the petition.