The National Assembly Election PetitionTribunal Sitting in APO Abuja has nullified the March 28th House of Representatives election for Akukuo-Toru/Asari Toru Federal Constituency in Rivers State.
Hon Boma Goodhead of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) was declared winner of the March 28th Federal House of Representatives Election,while Hon.Dawari George of the APC was said to have come second according to the results announced by INEC.
Hon.Dawari George however approached the Rivers State National Assembly Election Petition tribunal sitting in Abuja seeking an order for a fress election,citing tyhe fact that the election conducted by INEC on March 28th 2015 was marred by violence and open irregularities.
Dawari George’s petition was first struck out on technical grounds,when the Tribunal ruled that his party failed to notify INEC Within the 21days as stipulated in the electoral act,the APPEAL Court however upturned the decision of the Tribunal,when it held that the issue of 21days does not concern the Tribunal
The Tribunal heard his petition on its merit,which paved way for the nullication of the March 28 House Of Representatives election which brought Boma Goodhead into office.
The Tribunal ordered for a fresh election in the affected constiteuncy