Anambra State Election Petitions Tribunal has received thirty-one petitions from various candidates of different political parties in the State.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the petitions were received from candidates who contested in the February 25 presidential and national assembly elections as well as the March 18 state Assembly polls.
The Secretary, Election Petitions Tribunal in the state, Mr Muazu Bagudu, disclosed this in Awka on Friday.
Bagudu, said while filing of petitions for the national assembly election has closed, that of the state assembly election held March 18 is still on for the aggrieved candidates.
Nigerian Tribune also gathered that seven of the 31 petitions were from the Senate, while 24 were from the federal house of representatives. No petition has yet been received for the state assembly elections.
A breakdown of the number of the petitions revealed that the senatorial candidates of All Progressives Grand Alliance, Mr Chris Azubogu, the Labour Party, Dr Obinna Uzor and the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Chris Uba are challenging the declaration of the Young Progressives Party candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, as Senator-elect for Anambra South Senatorial Zone.
In Anambra Central, Mr Dozie Nwankwo of APGA and Mrs Helen Mbakwe of the New Nigerian Political Party are challenging the declaration of Senator Victor Umeh of the Labour Party as Senator-elect.
In Anambra North Senatorial Zone, Princess Stella Oduah of the PDP is challenging the declaration of Dr. Tony Nwoye of the Labour Party as Senator-elect for the zone.
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