Hey there, middle schoolers! Big news coming your way! The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Enugu State has made a decision that affects one of the lawmakers from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Let’s dive into the details!
So, here’s what happened: Hon. Okey Mbah, who was declared the winner of the March 18 House of Assembly poll for Nkanu East constituency by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been removed from his position. The tribunal said that the election process didn’t follow the rules of the 2022 Electoral Act.
Now, get this: the tribunal has ordered a rerun of the election in some specific areas. These areas are Ugbawka and Owo wards. Why? Well, the tribunal found that the number of votes counted in those areas was actually higher than the number of registered and accredited voters. That’s a big no-no!
So, within the next 90 days, INEC has been told to conduct a new election in those affected polling units. This means that the people in those areas will have another chance to vote and choose their representative.
That’s the scoop, my middle school friends! A PDP lawmaker has been removed from office because the election didn’t follow the rules. Now, there will be a new election in some areas. It’s important for everyone to follow the rules when it comes to elections, so that the results truly represent the will of the people. Stay tuned for more updates!