Resolution of NASS election petitions rekindles Anambra 2021 battle

Tue Nov 5th, 2019 - Anambra

Jubilant supporters of Hon Dozie Nwankwo (APGA) led by Dr. Sam Osita Oraegbuham after Court of Appeal ruling

Although the Court of Appeal pronouncements last week has put an end to disputations arising from the February 2019 National Assembly polls in Anambra State, the question on the minds of the people is whether the judicial outcomes indicated where the state would be headed in the November 2021 governorship election.

At the resolution of the cases, the Appeal Court refused to sack the Senator representing Anambra Central, Senator Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), based on the appeal and prayers of Senator Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

The appellate court however, agreed with the member representing Njikoka/Anaocha/Dunukofia Federal Constituency, Chief Dozie Nwankwo, of APGA that he, and not Valentine Ayika of PDP, actually won the election.The development, which increased APGA’s seats in the National Assembly (NASS), and decreased PDP’s, which, apart from controlling two of the three senatorial zones in the state, has six out of the 11 House of Representatives’ seats. They include, Oyi/Anyamelum, Awka, Onitsha, Ogbaru, Idemili and Nnewi.




source: Guardian