Awka, March 20, 2019
Sen. Andy Uba, his younger brother Chris and Chief Victor Umeh are among those who filed petitions challenging the outcomes of their various elections in the Anambra Election Petitions Tribunal as at March 19.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there are eight petitions each in the Senate and House of Representatives elections categories all filed between March 14 and March 16.
Mrs Falilat Orire, Secretary of the Tribunal who signed the list of petitions told NAN that it was not exhaustive as it was still receiving petitions.
Incumbent senator Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his brother Chris of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ran against Senator-Elect Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Anambra South Senatorial contest.
While Sen. Uba in suit no. EPT/AN/SEN/09/2019 petitioned against Ubah, Returning Officer(RO) for Anambra South, Resident Electoral Commission in Anambra and INEC, Chris in petition no. EPT/AN/SEN/11/2019 sued Ubah, RO, REC and LGA collation officers in the district.
Umeh in a petition marked EPT/AN/SEN/16/2019/ filed by APGA and Umeh-petitioners had Sen. Uche Ekwunife of the PDP, PDP, INEC and Anambra senatorial district election Returning Officer as defendants.
Also challenging Ekwunife’s victory was Mr Tony Onyekwelu candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who filed petition no. EPT/AN/SEN/01/2019 against her, her party and INEC.
The victory of Sen. Stella Oduah of PDP has three petitions filed against it including EPT/AN/SEN/13/2019, EPT/AN/SEN/10/2019 and EPT/AN/SEN/06/2019 filed by Mr Chinedu Emeka of APGA, Nelson Oseloka and Uchechukwu Udorji respectively.
Some of the petitions for Federal House of Representatives were those by Mr Ekene Enefe of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) against Mr Vincent Ofumelu of the PDP, INEC and others in suit no. EPT/AN/HR/02/2019
Mr Ernest Nwoye of PDP who contested for Anambra East and Anambra West constituency petitioned against APGA and INEC in EPT/AN/HR/03/2019 while Mr Dozie Nwankwo of APGA in EPT/AN/HR/07/2019 is challenging the victory of Mr Valentine Ayika of PDP.
Okwudili Ezenwankwo of APGA,Orumba North and Orumba South constituency is being challenged in EPT/AN/HR04/2019 by Mr Sopuruchukwu Ezeonwuka and Accord Party, EPT/AN/HR/08/2019 by Chinelo Nwankwo and Chinelo Nnabuife of YPP in EPT/AN/HR/12/2019.