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Abia Tribunal Annuls Election, Bars APGA From Re-run

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The
National and State Assemblies Petitions Tribunal sitting in
Umuahia has barred the opposition All Progressives Grand Alliance, ,
from participating in a fresh election it ordered in Aba North State
Constituency.
CRYSTAL gathered that the tribunal nullified the election
of Mr. Emeka Nnamani of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA,
representing Aba North State Constituency on the ground that he

was abinitio, not qualified to contest the election held on April 11, 2015.

Delivering judgment in the petition
filed by Dr. Blessing Nwagba of challenging the election of Nnamani,
the tribunal nullified his election and ordered a fresh election in the
constituency but said that APGA would not participate in the fresh
election.
According to the of the
tribunal, Justice Sabiu Yahuza, “the petitioner, Dr. Nwagba proved the
allegation of non-qualification leveled against the respondent as his
name was not in the register of his Eziama Ward of his party, APGA, and
ought not to have participated in the said election.”
The panel however exempted APGA from
participating in the re-run of the election, saying that it would be
between the petitioner’s party, PDP, and the other candidates from the
other parties that participated in the April election.

On the allegation that Nnamani forged
the certificate of University of , the tribunal directed
the to investigate the matter and prosecute the respondent if
found culpabl

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