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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Tribunal Sacks Rivers Senator

Rivers state elections petition tribunal has sacked PDP's George Thompson Sekibo, Senator representing Rivers East at the red chambers declaring Andrew Uchendu of the APC as the winner of the Rivers east Senatorial  district.‎
The Tribunal's decision was hinged on the fact that Mr Uchendu won the lawful majority vote cast during the Rivers Re-run legislative election.

The tribunal has ordered INEC to withraw the certificate of return given to Sekibo and Issue same to Uchendu‎‎
Uchendu had approached the tribunal with a petition asking the court to declare him winner of the poll, alleging that INEC failed to take into cognisance the results of some wards and polling units before declaring Sekibo the winner of the polls.
The Tribunal hinged it's decision on substantial non compliance with the electoral act and INEC guidelines.‎‎

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