The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district, Senator Uche Ekwunife has described the judgment delivered on Monday by the election petition tribunal sitting in Awka as a vindication that she won both the 2015 and the 2019 Senatorial elections.
She spoke shortly after the tribunal affirmed her the duly elected Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district.
Delivering judgment on the petition by Senator Victor Umeh and his party the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) seeking to nullify the election of Senator Ekwunife, the Justice Esther O. Haruna-led tribunal affirmed that Senator Uche Ekwunife’s nomination as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party is in compliance with the electoral act. The tribunal also noted that the petitioners failed to show any credible evidence to prove any incidence of over voting, and hence dismissed the petition for lack of merit.
Reacting to the judgment, Ekwunife thanked the judiciary for being the hope of the common ‘woman’. She described the judgment as a vindication that she won in 2015 and again in 2019.
While commending her opponent Senator Victor Umeh for putting up a good fight, Ekwunife urged him and his supporters to join her in the task of rebuilding the Senatorial zone. She appreciated her supporters who came out enmass to show solidarity with her over her victory in court, describing the victory as a true reflection of the wishes of the people.
Recall that Senator Uche Ekwunife during the February 23, 2019 general election defeated her rival Senator Victor Umeh of APGA with a total of 118,484 votes as against Umeh’s 81,429 votes, winning in the entire seven local governments of the Senatorial district. Her victory which sparked a wave of jubilation was described by many as a reflection of Senator Ekwunife’s acceptance by the people of Anambra Central.
Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to Senator Uche Ekwunife