25 October 2011
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
unanimously nullified the election, and ordered for a rerun within 90 days. Port Harcourt
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,
for his name to be included among the candidates. Abuja