Tribunal sacks Edo APC lawmaker, declares PDP candidate winner


Yesterday, the Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin upturned the election of the candidate of APC, Godwin Yakubu, as the lawmaker representing Etsako West II Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly. In the
judgement, Justice E. Abuua held that the APC candidate was not duly nominated by his party.

The tribunal explained that the APC’s notice of intention to hold party primaries, which he sent to INEC, was less than the mandatory 21 days. It said the notice was given on November 13, 2014, while the primaries was conducted on December 1, 2014. The tribunal, therefore, held that all the votes cast for the APC candidate were wasted and that the PDP candidate, Sylvanus Eriagha, who was the first runner up with 4,001 votes was the rightful person to be declared winner of the poll…… so sad, and Yakubu had to hurriedly change his name to “Godwin” to prevent ds very thing 4rm happening……

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