The All Progressives Congress has urged the Anambra Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Awka to nullify the election of Chukwuka Ezenwune of All Progressives Grand Alliance as winner of Idemili South constituency.
Ezenwune was declared winner of the March 9 state assembly election for Idemili South constituency by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
But Bona Orakwe, of the APC in his petition, marked EPT/AN/SHA/35/2019, contended that the APGA candidate did not score the highest number of lawful votes.
Joined as respondents are APGA, INEC, Resident Electoral Commissioner and Returning Officer for the local government area.
The petitioner contended that the APGA candidate did not score lawful majority votes cast in the election and therefore should not have been returned as winner.
Ezenwune scored 10, 710 votes, ahead of the second placed Frank Okigbo of People Democratic Party who scored 4,071, while Orakwe garnered 3,210 votes to come third in the contest.
Orakwe said the election was marred with irregularities and substantial non-compliance to the Electoral Act, which affected the result declared by INEC.
He contended that he scored the highest number of lawful votes cast and should be declared the winners or in the alternative nullify the election held on March 9 and order for fresh poll.