Tribunal fires LP’s Okolie and declares PDP’s Elumelu the winner of the Delta representative seat.

In his petition, the Minority Leader of the 9th House of Representatives pleaded with the tribunal to void Okolie's victory, which INEC had already announced.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Ndudi Elumelu was pronounced the victor of the 2023 House of Representatives election for the Aniocha-Oshimili Federal Constituency by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which is located in Asaba, Delta State.

In a ruling issued on Monday, the tribunal invalidated the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) statement that Ngozi Okolie, a candidate for the Labour Party (LP), had won the election.

Since Okolie was not a party member on May 28, 2022, the date of the party’s primary, the tribunal ruled that the Labour Party had not properly supported him.

Ndudi Elumelu of the PDP, who finished second in the National Assembly on February 25, 2023, was thus pronounced the winner.

Okolie had been declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission when Elumelu, the minority leader of the 9th House of Representatives, submitted his appeal.

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