The Anambra State governorship election petitions tribunal has yet to receive any petition from aggrieved candidates, 16 days after the winner of the election was declared, according to an official.
The Secretary of the tribunal, Deborah Musa, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Monday that since December 1 when Chief Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance was declared the winner, only two motions had been filed.
Musa said motions, filed by counsel to the All Progressives Congress and that of APGA, who sought to inspect the materials used during the election.
“But they still have time to file their petitions based on the 21-day time frame provided for by the Electoral Act, 2011,” Musa said.
She, however, expressed the readiness of the tribunal, headed by Justice G.K. Kaigama, to entertain any petition and ensure fair hearing.
Obiano polled 180,178 votes to emerge the winner of the election while the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Tony Nwoye, garnered 97,700 votes to place second.
The APC candidate, Senator Chris Ngige, got 95,963 votes while Dr. Ifeanyyi Ubah of the Labour Party scored 37,495 votes to place third and fourth respectively.
The second, third and fourth candidates had alleged irregularities in the conduct of the November 16 election and boycotted the November 30 supplementary poll.