Anambra Reps Seat Tussle: APGA Closes Case, Catches PDP Napping
THE All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) yesterday at the Anambra State Elections Petitions Tribunal One sitting in Awka and presided over by Justice Nayai Aganaba closed its case with the conclusion of its evidence in Chief by Chief Sam Oraegnunam and his cross examination by the counsels to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and her candidate Okey Eze in the tussle for the Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency seat.
Dozie Nwankwo, who was the candidate of APGA is challenging the declaration of Dr Eze of the PDP as winner of the March 28 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Nwankwo is insisting he won overwhelmingly, instead of Eze.
Also the immediate past national chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, APGA’s Anambra Central senatorial candidate, who is challenging the declaration of Senator Uche Ekwunife of the PDP winner of the senatorial election of March 28, his evidence-in-chief yesterday urged the tribunal to order the cancellation of all invalid votes, mutilated results and over-voting results where results were found to be more than the number of accredited potential voters.
He said that when that is done it would be discovered that he won very convincingly.
Nwankwo’s principal witness (the PW 1), Engr Samuel Oraegbunam was extensively cross-examined by counsels to the PDP and Eze respectively drew the curtain for the APGA candidate abruptly yesterday. The sudden conclusion of presentation of witnesses evidently caught PDP off-guard as they were not ready to take the stand immediately.