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Election tribunal unseats councillor in Asaba

By Austin Ogwuda

Asaba-THE Delta North  Local Government Election Tribunal sitting in Asaba has nullified the election of Mr. Joseph Okonji as the winner of councillorship election in Ward 7 of Oshimili North Local Government Council held on 10 May, 2008.

Mr. Charles Izuka Monyei of Accord Party had dragged Okonji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before the tribunal challenging the election, which he claimed the respondent did not win.

In its ruling, the tribunal, led by Justice Dorubo Narebor (rtd) upheld that “court was of the considered view that the justice of the matter will be better met by resorting to petitioner’s alternative relief, that is nullify 2nd respondent Joseph Okonji’s return as the winner of the councillorship election in Ward 7 of Oshimili North Local Government Council held on 10th May 2008.


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