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Tribunal Sacks Enugu LP Rep, Declares PDP Candidate Winner 

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The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Enugu on Friday nullified the return of the Labour Party’s candidate, Prof Sunday Nnamchi, as the House of Representatives member for Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency in Enugu State. Delivering judgement in the petition filed by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Prince Cornelius Nnaji, the three-man panel of justices led by A. M. Abubakar, declared Nnaji as duly elected in the election held on February 25, 2023.

The petitioner, Prince Nnaji, a one-term federal lawmaker, had challenged the declaration of Nnamchi by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the election owing to the fact that the respondent was not duly sponsored and qualified to contest the election on the platform of the Labour Party.

In its unanimous decision, the tribunal agreed with the petitioner that the candidate of the Labour Party was not qualified to contest the election.