No fewer than 10 petitions have been filed before the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Enugu, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
A NAN check at the tribunal’s secretariat in Enugu revealed that the petitions arising from the outcome of the February 23 National Assembly elections were challenging three senatorial results and seven House of Representatives results.
Further breakdown of the petitions reveal that out of the 10 petitions, nine were filed by candidates of the All Progressives Congress, while one was filed by a candidate of African People’s Alliance.
In her petition, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the APC is challenging the re-election of Senator Ike Ekweremadu for Enugu West Senatorial Zone.
According to the information made available to NAN, APC’s Mr. Eugene Odo is also challenging Senator Chuka Utazi, who was declared winner of Enugu North Senatorial Zone.
Still at the senatorial level, another APC candidate, Mr. Lawrence Eze, filed a petition challenging the declaration of former governor of the state, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, as winner of Enugu East Senatorial zone.
The Federal House of Representatives seats being challenged are those of Enugu North and South, Ezeagu/Udi, Nsukka/Igboeze South and Aninri/Awgu/Oji River.
Others are Nkanu East/Nkanu West, Igbo-Etiti/Uzo Uwani, and Udenu/ Igboeze North.
NAN reports that the 21 days required by law for the filing of petitions arising from elections has lapsed.