National Assembly Election Tribunal Nullifies Francis Waive’s Victory in Delta State

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Election Tribunal’s Decision Reshapes Delta State Politics,National Assembly Election Tribunal Nullifies Francis Waive’s Victory in Delta State

In a significant development, the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State, has nullified the election of Francis Waive, a two-term member of the House of Representatives from the All Progressive Congress (APC). The tribunal’s verdict has declared Solomon Ahwinahwi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the rightful winner of the February 25 election to represent the Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu federal constituency.

The decision came as a result of allegations of irregularities and discrepancies in the election process, leading to a reevaluation of the results. The tribunal determined that Ahwinahwi received the lawful votes necessary to secure victory, thus overturning Waive’s previous win.

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In another crucial ruling, the tribunal ordered a re-run election for Enwhe ward 09 of the Isoko federal constituency. Additionally, the tribunal directed that the Certificate of Return previously issued to Mr. Jonathan Ukohdiko of the PDP as the winner of the Isoko federal constituency election be set aside.

Mr. Dickson Ebegbare, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the Isoko federal constituency, had approached the tribunal, asserting that Ukohdiko’s election was not based on lawful votes and that no election was held in the contentious ward 09.

The case of Francis Waive saw the tribunal nullify his election on the grounds of his failure to have his qualification published, raising concerns about his eligibility for office.

However, in response to the tribunal’s decision, Francis Waive has rejected the judgment and vowed to appeal it at the appellate court. He maintains that the grounds for his disqualification are not recognized by Nigerian law.

This decision by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has sparked significant discussions and reactions within the political landscape of Delta State. The implications of these rulings are expected to have a lasting impact on the representation of the affected constituencies.

Stay tuned to VOTP NEWS for further updates and in-depth analysis of this evolving political situation.”

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