A tribunal sitting in Awka on Friday dismissed a petition filed by All
Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Ekene Enefe, against
Vincent Olumelu of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for Oyi/Anyamelum
Federal Constituency of Anambra state.
Vincent was declared winner in the Oyi/Anyamelum Federal Constituency
election held on 23 February 2019 by Independent Nationalational
Electoral Commision (INEC).
Not satisfied with the outcome of the election, Enefe approached the
tribunal seeking the nullification of Vincent’s victory on grounds that
massive votes were allocated beyond the registered numbers.
He asked the tribunal to declare him winner having scored highest valid
Delivering judgement, Justice Olusanya Sunday, who read the judgement,
said the petitioner failed to prove to the tribunal why it should
nullify the election.
“The petitioner did not show the manner of voters accruable to him that
was not given or any that was allocated to the respondent.
The petitioner has the onus to prove his case with facts.
“Having not established grounds for nullification of the election, the
tribunal has no choice than to dismiss petition in entirety and it is
hereby dismissed,” he said.