Obaseki finance Commissioner, five others file petitions at electoral tribunal

Obaseki finance Commissioner, five others file petitions at electoral tribunal

Edo State Commissioner for Finance, John Inegbedion and five other Candidates who lost during the National Assembly election have filed petitions at the State State Election Petitions Tribunal. The six Candidates comprise three Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and three Candidates of the All Progressives Congress. They petitioners are asking the tribunal to declare

Edo State Commissioner for Finance, John Inegbedion and five other Candidates who lost during the National Assembly election have filed petitions at the State State Election Petitions Tribunal.

The six Candidates comprise three Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and three Candidates of the All Progressives Congress.

They petitioners are asking the tribunal to declare them winner of their various elections haven polled majority of lawful votes cast.

Those that have filed petitions for the House of Representatives are Hon Ehiozuwa Agbonyinma, Hon. Omosede Igbinedion, Hon Idiake Patrick and Chief Blessing Agbomhere.

The Senatorial Candidates that filed petitions are Engr. Abubakar Momoh for Edo North and Mr. John Inegbedion for Edo Central.

In his petition against Jude Ise-Idehen of the PDP, Hon Agbonyinma, representing Ikpoba-Okha/Egor federal Constituency, urged the tribunal to declare him winner of the election.

He said he wants to reclaim his mandate ‘that was stolen by some dubious characters in INEC in collaboration with some PDP leaders and security men and women”.

According to him, “I have always said the APC won the Presidential election for Mr. President and I won the election for Egor/Ikpoba-Okha Constituency which I contested for”.

Agbomhere said nobody in Estako Constituency voted for the APC in the February 23rd elections.

He said he scored the highest votes cast.

“There was massive corrupt practices and thump printing of ballot papers by leadership of the APC. Nobody in Estako voted for the APC.

“I am asking the tribunal to declare me winner of the election”.

Engr. Momoh who contested against incumbent Senator Francis Alimikhena, insisted that he won the election because he scored over 80,000 votes which has been the required numbers to win election in Edo North since 1999.

“I have the required votes anybody has gotten since 1999. I am asking the tribunal to expunge all the votes the APC allocated to themselves

“Once you have votes up to 80,000 in Edo North, you have won. Whatever’s they have is a product of manipulation”.

Inegbedion who is challenging the election of Senator Clifford Ordia of the PDP in Edo Central said he would prove malpractices and thump printing of ballot papers during the election.

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