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Rivers: Tribunal Annuls PDP’s 21 House Of Assembly Seats

Posted: Oct 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Rivers State election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of 21 House of Assembly members elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Top on the list of the sacked members is the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Owaji Ibani, from Andoni constituency.

The tribunal cited cases of electoral irregularities and violence for the annulments and ordered fresh elections within 90 days.

The tribunal’s decision is coming barely 48 hours after the governorship election in the state was annulled.

Monday’s annulment leaves PDP with only 11 seats at the House in the following constituencies including Oyigbo, Etche 1, Omuma, Ogu-Bolo, Ahoada West, Ahoada East 2, and Emuoha.

The House is made up of 32 members from 32 local government areas of the state.

With the annulments, the remainder 11 members of the House of Assembly whose elections were not annulled would be unable to form a quorum for legislative business.

.Source: Thewill