Anambra election: Ngige goes to court

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By CLIFFORD NDUJIHE

AWKA — TO prove his allegations that the November 16 Anambra State governorship elections were flawed and should be cancelled, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Chris Ngige, has headed to the law courts.

He applied for an order of the court to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to make electoral materials used for the polls available, so he could file his petition to the Election Petitions Tribunal.

Chris Ngige

Chris Ngige

Ngige made the application through his lawyer, Mr. Emeka Ngige, SAN, yesterday.

The suit includes an ex parte motion for INEC to allow him to inspect materials used for the governorship election.

In a telephone chat, Emeka Ngige confirmed the development, saying “it is application to order INEC to make all materials used in the election available for inspection and photocopy to enable us prepare our petition to the Election Tribunal.”

No date has been fixed for hearing.

Ngige came third in the race won by All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, candidate, Chief Willie Obiano.

Comrade Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, came second.

Ngige scored 95,953 votes against Obiano’s 180,178 votes and Nwoye’s 97,700 votes

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