Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rivers Tribunal Sacks PDP Senator

The Moment
25 October 2011

Rivers Tribunal Sacks PDP Senator

Port Harcourt — THE Rivers State Elections Petition Tribunal yesterday nullified the election of Rivers East Senatorial District, where Senator George Thompson Sekibo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged winner.

The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Veronica Umeh sitting in Port Harcourt unanimously nullified the election, and ordered for a rerun within 90 days.

The tribunal started hearing on the petition filed by Pastor Leslie Chizi Michaels-Atata and his political party, the Action Alliance (AA) protesting his exclusion by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the April 9 senatorial polls despite an order of the Federal High Court, Abuja for his name to be included among the candidates.

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