Theodore Orji’s son loses at tribunal

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Chinedum Orji, son of the former governor of Abia State Theodore Orji, on Thursday had his petition dismissed by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia state capital.

Orji, a former Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, was defeated in the Umuahia/Ikwuano Federal Constituency election in February by the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Obi Aguocha.

The three-man panel of the tribunal dismissed the petition by Orji, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was seeking to nullify Aguocha’s victory.

The three judges of the panel in a unanimous judgment read by Justice Abubakar Kutigi dismissed Orji’s petition for lack of merit and affirmed Aguocha as the winner of the election to represent Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.

Aguocha polled 48,199 votes to defeat Orji who scored 35,195 votes.