The National Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Ikeja, Lagos state had today affirmed the election of Hon. Tony Nwulu [pictured above addressing newsmen], of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Oshodi-Isolo Federal constituency 2 of Lagos state.
The Petitioners, Hon Akeem Muniru and APC, had approached the State and National Assembly Election Tribunal to nullify the election of Hon. Tony Nwulu on the ground that he forged his credentials and for making false declaration on oath in his INEC forms.
In its detailed judgement, the Tribunal ruled that the case of the Petitioners failed woefully for failure to prove that the documents were forged and that there exist another individual who claims to own the academic credentials alleged to have been forged.
The tribunal concluded that the names respectively stated in the academic credentials, WAEC result, INEC forms and others either as – Anthony Onyeulu Nwulu or placed or arranged differently are those of the 1st Respondent (Hon. Nwulu) having proved on oath that the compound name was added to reflect his extended family name which other members of the larger family use in addition to his father’s name.
The Tribunal dismissed the petition with N50,000 cost to each of the Respondent (Hon. Nwulu, PDP, and INEC).
From Ikechukwu Okafor
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