The All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Delta North, Doris Uboh has been defeated again. This time, at the tribunal by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
Doris, who Nwaoboshi defeated with about 150,000 votes during the last general elections had run to the National and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, to challenge her defeat.
But ruling on the matter on Saturday, the three-man panel of the tribunal led by Justice E.I. Ngene, in a unanimous decision sacked the petition filed by Uboh.
The tribunal said Uboh’s petition was “statute barred and lacking in merit.”
Justice Ngene held that there was merit in the objection raised by Senator Nwaoboshi against the competence of the petition and jurisdiction of the tribunal to entertain it having been filed outside the time provided for by law.
He added that the petitioner was unable to substantiate or prove beyond any reasonable doubt her allegations of electoral malpractices during the Delta North senatorial district election.
Nwaoboshi had scored 180,000 votes to defeat Uboh, who got 30,000 votes, and other candidates during the election held on February 23, 2019.
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