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Political Tsunami Hits Rivers state As Court Sacks More Lawmakers

George thompson sekibo was not the only casualty of the appeals filed by candidates of All Progressives Congress, APC.


Also thrown out of the National Assembly by the Court of Appeal on Thursday was  PDP’s Blessing Nsiegbe, who  represented Port Harcourt Constituency 2 in the Federal House of Representatives. Her election was challenged by the APC candidate, Collins Owhonda.

Kingsley Chinda of the PDP who was representing Obio/Akpor federal constituency was  floored by Tony Okocha of the APC.

The election of Boniface Emeremgwa  of Ikwerre/Emohua federal constituency has also been invalidated by Chidi Whioka of the APC.

Maureen Tamuno of the APC has also succeeded in upturning the election of Bright Gogo in the Okrika/Ogu/Bolo federal constituency, going by the trend of judgement. Ogbonna Nwuke, has also sacked Chief Jerome Amadi, who is representing Etche/Omuma federal constituency .

The court has ordered the INEC to conduct fresh polls within 90 days in the elections annulled so far.

The Court  will today  deliver judgment in the  remaining appeals, along with the one filed by  Senator Magnus Abe, APC  against PDP’s  Senator Olaka Wogu for Rivers  East.

A top PDP source described Sekibo’s sack as “shocking”.

“We are in shock over Senator George Sekibo’s loss at the Court of Appeal. We had considered his matter as one of those already in our pocket. Now that he has been sacked, it means we are not sure of anything”.

Meanwhile in Rumuigbo, the victory of Tony Okocha of the APC had people of the community celebrating into the night.
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