Anambra elections tribunal strikes out 12 petitions

The Anambra Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Awka says it has struck out  16 petitions out of the 42 filed.

Mrs Falilat Orire, the Secretary of the tribunal, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Thursday.

Orire said four petitions including one for Senate, one for House of Representatives and two for the state House of Assembly were dismissed for lack of diligent prosecution.

The scribe said seven petitions had been consolidated into three.

She said those withdrawn and struck out include two for Senate, one for House of Representatives and nine for the state House of Assembly.

According to the secretary, petitions dismissed were EPT/AN/SEN/09/2019, EPT/AN/HR/05/2019, EPT/AN/SHA/22/2019 and EPT/AN/SHA/39/2019.

The petitions  withdrawn and struck out were EPT/AN/SEN/06/2019, EPT/AN/SEN/14/2019, EPT/AN/HR/03/2019, EPT/AN/SEN/09/2019, EPT/AN/SHA/4/2019, EPT/AN/SHA/18/2019 and EPT/AN/SHA/19/2019,

Others include EPT/AN/SHA/24/2019, EPT/AN/SHA/30/2019, EPT/AN/SHA/35/2019, EPT/AN/SHA/39/2019, EPT/AN/SHA/40/2019 and EPT/AN/SHA/41/2019.

Orire said the petitions consolidated were EPT/AN/SEN/09/2019 and EPT/AN/SEN/11/2019; EPT/AN/HR/04/2019, EPT/AN/HR/08/2019 and EPT/AN/HR/12/2019 and EPT/AN/HR/29/2019 and EPT/AN/HR/34/2019.

She said only 22 petitions were still pending  before the state election tribunal.

NAN reports that there are three panels sitting on election petition matters in Anambra.(NAN)

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