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BREAKING NEWS: Election Tribunal Nullifies Abia State Guber Election, Declares Ugochuckwu Winner

February 24, 2008
The Elections Petition Tribunal in Abia State has nullified the election of the governor of Abia State, T.A Orji.
Aba based Elections Petition Tribunal declares Theodore Orji's opponent, former president Obasanjo's media aide, OnyemaUgochuckwu of PDP, winner. EFCC may re-arrest governor T.A Orji for continuation of his trial for corruption.
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Leadership Newspaper:

The Abia State Election Petitions Tribunal today in Umuahia nullified the election of the state governor,Mr Theodore Orji.

Delivering the judgement,the tribunal chairman,  Justice Abdullahi Yusuf  said Mr Orji was not the duly elected governor of the state since he did not resign his appointment at the time of the election.

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Orji who was returned governor under the Progressive Peoples Party(PPA) was the Chief of Staff to governor Orji Uzor Kalu,the immediate past governor of Abia State.

The seven-man panel consequently declared Ugochukwu the winner of the poll.

Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) candidate in the April 14 poll,Onyeama Ugochukwu had asked the tribunal to void the election of Orji because he (Ugochukwu) polled the highest number of votes in the election.He also told the tribunal that  orji and his deputy,Mr Akwos were members of a notorious secret cult,the Okija Shrine.

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