The street of Enugu erupted with jubilation on Monday, as the National Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in the State sacked Senator Gilbert Nnaji of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, representing Enugu East District. The judgement was given in favour of former Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani, who contested on the platform of the People for Democratic Change, PDC.
The Panel held that the conduct of the election did not comply with the 2010 Electoral Act. According to the Tribunal, although the respondent claimed to have used incident forms in place of card readers, there was no evidence to support such. Justice Mathew Aderawa, who delivered the judgement, held that there were much cancellations, mutilations and ulterations to justify a fresh election. The tribunal therefore voided the election and ordered a fresh poll.