Nkwonta Asks Tribunal to Sack Abaribe as Senator


Davidson Iriekpen

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) senatorial candidate for Abia South senatorial district in the just concluded elections, Mr. Chris Nkwonta, has asked the National and State House of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Umuahia to nullify the election of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Abaribe winner of the senatorial election, saying that he scored  53,086 votes to defeat Nkwonta with 27,998.

But in a petition which has INEC, Abaribe and PDP as 1st to 3rd respondents respectively, Nkwonta stated that the electoral umpire declared the senator elected in spite of the fact that the scores contained in the results declared did not represent a correct account of the actual votes polled by the candidates as shown by the polling units results for the election.

He added that there were discrepancies evident in the face of…

Source: Thisday Newspaper