A total of 11 political parties and their candidates have challenged the Anambra governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo’s victory at the polls.
Surprisingly, the parties beat the deadline for the expiration of the 21 days stipulated by the Electoral Act for the filing of petitions against the outcome of the Anambra state gubernatorial elections and filed petitions at the Anambra governorship election petition tribunal.
According to DAILY POST, the Secretary of the tribunal, Barr Surajo Gusau revealed that some of the political parties who filed petitions against the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, include; Sen Andy Uba of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who is calling for a declaration that he won a majority of the valid votes cast in the said election.
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The candidate of the Accord (A), Dr. Godwin Maduka, and his party called for the nullification of the election on the ground of irregularities.
Other parties include the United Patriots, which petitioned the tribunal on the grounds of wrongful exclusion of the party name from the ballot calling for the nullification of the election.
Also, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its candidate, Prince Adam Ume-Ezeoke, in their petition prayed the tribunal for the nullification of the election on the grounds that the Bi-Modal Accreditation Verification System (BVAS) is not in the Electoral Act and the malfunctioning ultimately disenfranchised over 90 percent of the registered voters as well as the Green Party and the Action People’s Party (APP) among others.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission Commission (INEC) headquarters declared Soludo, winner of the Anambra gubernatorial election.