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Why Umeh Came To Election Tribunal With Truck-load Of Documents

Posted: Jul 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the March 28, 2015 Senatorial election for Anambra Central district, Chief Victor Umeh, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, tendered literally a truck-load of documents to the first National Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Awka presided by Justice A. Aganaba.

The materials tendered included Polling unit results otherwise known as Forms EC8A1, ward to ward election result, otherwise known as Forms EC8B1, constituency collated results Forms EC8D1, Declared result sheets Forms  EC8E1, People’s Democratic Party electoral guideline for primary election of 2014, a letter dated November 4, which was received on November 5 addressed to Chief Umeh as winner of the party primary election and so.

For about three hours, Umeh’s counsel, Chief Patrick Ikwueto, SAN, tendered the documents which Umeh said had all been accepted by the respondents.

Umeh and APGA had sued Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Anambra State, Collation officers in all the seven local governments in Anambra Central Senatorial district, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife and Peoples Democratic Party.

Umeh said that he tendered all the documents with which INEC conducted the election which had earlier been admitted as exhibits by the tribunal.

According to him, INEC had earlier admitted that the figure with which it declared Ekwunife winner was false and that it accepted  and admitted that figures assigned to him was false.

According to him, after analysis of the polling booth results, they showed several anomalies and having articulated them, they showed that he won the election.

Umeh said that what he wants to do is to show that INEC having admitted making the mistakes that he won, giving the authentic collated figures.

According to him, the collated results showed “obvious connivance between INEC and PDP”.

Asked what he expected from the case, Umeh said that anyone who brought a petition expect as he had done and having tendered all the documents with which INEC used in the election and all the certified copies of results, that he expected to be declared winner.