National Assembly Polls: Tribunals to decide 400 cases, end sittings


The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunals sitting in several states will end their proceedings this week as they prepare to deliver judgments on no fewer than 400 election petitions.

Though a senior Independent National Electoral Commission official said 552 election petitions were filed by the aggrieved candidates who participated in the National Assembly elections,

According t0 reports, over 150 of the cases had been decided. It was learnt that some of the cases were withdrawn by the petitioners.

Some of the leading federal lawmakers whose fate will be decided this week are seven House of Representatives members from Delta State.

In the past weeks, the panels had overturned the victories of no fewer than four senators and seven members of the House of Representatives in the polls held on February 25, 2023.

Among the recently ousted Senators were Emmanuel Udende (APC, Benue North East), Isah Jibrin (APC, Kogi East), Abubakar Ohere (APC, Kogi Central), and Thomas Joel-Onowakpo (Delta South).

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