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Tribunal nullifies Bayelsa Rep election

Member representing Sagbama-Ekeremor Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Fred Agbedi, has been sacked by a National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Bayelsa State.  A panel which presided over the petition marked EPT/BY/HR/01/2023 and filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Michael Olomu, directed INEC to conduct a supplementary election within 90 days in some polling units and wards in the Sagbama and Ekeremor LGAs, where the exercise was marred by violence and other irregularities. The panel held that substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2022 by INEC, affected the outcome of the polls in the identified polling units and wards. It also listed 17 polling units in Wards 10, 11 and 12 of Ekeremor LGA; six polling units of Ward 11, and all the polling units in Ward 5 of Sagbama LGA as the affected areas that the commission should conduct a re-run within 90 days. The panel noted that the total number of registered voters in the affected polling units and wards in both LGAs is 26, 471 and they were disenfranchised as a result of violence and other irregularities. The post Tribunal nullifies Bayelsa Rep election appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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