The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Enugu has nullified the election of the member representing Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Prof. Paul Nnamchi.
The tribunal, in a judgment delivered on Friday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Nnamchi and issue a fresh one to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the election, Hon. Cornelius Nnaji.
The tribunal held that Nnamchi was not qualified to contest the election as he was not a member of the Labour Party (LP) at the time of the election.
It held Nnamchi was not duly sponsored and qualified to contest the election under the Labour Party’s candidacy.
It also held that he did not resign from his work at the University accordingly in line with the electoral laws.