Central Senatorial district in the
March 28, National Assembly
election, Iyom Uche Ekwunife
has filed her reply to the petition
brought against her victory to
the Election Petition Tribunal in
Awka, by Chief Victor Umeh of the
All Progressives Grand Alliance,
APGA, saying she won the election
clear and clean.
Umeh who was the National
chairman of APGA and the
candidate of the party in the
election had shortly after the
election dragged Ekwunife
who is currently serving as the
representative of Anaocha, Njikoka
and Dunukofia Federal consistency
in the House of Representatives to
the Tribunal asking it to declare
him winner going by the booth by
booth result of the election obtained
by his agents in the field.
But after Ekwunife had
submitted her reply to the secretary
to the Tribunal and signed the
necessary columns over the
weekend, she told Journalists that
Umeh had asked the election court
to declare him winner by deducting
some figures from the polling
booth results credited to her and
add about 1000 votes to enable him
emerge winner.
She described the claim as
wishful thinking because according
to her, she was the person who won
the booth by booth result.
‘I won the booth by booth result.
He is asking the election court to
deduct some of my figures and
add 1000 to his figure and declare
him the winner. Did you see Ngige,
the candidate of All Progressives
Congress ,APC, here? He is not here
because he knew I won the election.
‘I submitted the polling unit
result. He is not the only one that
has a calculator, I also have one,’
she said.
She further said that she had
faith in the tribunal to do justice
to the matter which she said is
not complicated, adding that the
figures are with the members of
the Tribunal and that she was not
expecting them to manufacture
new figures.
She said she had in her reply
asked the Tribunal to maintain the
status-quo and uphold her victory

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