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Why I will challenge FCT senatorial election result – Lawmaker


Barely three weeks after the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections which produced Ireti Kingibe as Senator-elect for the Federal Capital Territory, her closest rival, Senator Tanimu Aduda of the Peoples Democratic Party, has vowed to challenge the result of the election at the tribunal.

Senator Aduda who doubles as the Minority Leader of the ninth Senate told journalists at the National Assembly on Thursday that his plan of litigating against the result of the election arose from the fact that the result was announced when collations at the Abuja Municipal Area Council were yet to be completed and even with utter disregard to results cancelled in other polling units across the 62 wards in six area councils.

The PUNCH reports that the presidential and National Assembly polls held on Saturday, February, 25, 2023.

He said, “The election as guided by the extant laws used by the Independent National Electoral Commission, supposed to have been declared inconclusive.

“Pointedly in substantial numbers of the polling units, there were over-voting which led to cancellation of results that were supposed to have been revisited by INEC through rescheduled election but from nowhere, we had that results were declared.”

“We are going to challenge it,” he said.

On his service delivery to the FCT residents over the years, Senator Aduda said, “Within my 12 years in the Senate and eight years in the House of Representatives, a lot of projects have been facilitated by me across the 62 wards and six area councils, many of which are still ongoing. ”


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