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Tribunal sacks LP’s Okolie, declares PDP’s Elumelu winner of Reps seat in Delta

National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State, on Monday nullified the election of Ngozi Okolie of the Labour Party, LP, for the House of Representatives.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Okolie winner of the Aniocha-Oshimili Federal Constituency election during the Federal 2023 presidential and National Assembly elections.

But Ndudi Elumelu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP dragged the lawmaker to court, claiming that the LP candidate was not qualified to contest for the poll.

During its judgement on Monday, the tribunal, according to Channels TV, held that Okolie was not duly sponsored by the Labour Party since he was not a member of the party as of May 28, 2022, when the party’s primary was held.

The court therefore declared the runner-up in the February 25, 2023 National Assembly, Ndudi Elumelu of the PDP, the winner.

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