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The tribunal also dismissed the petition filed by Jimoh Iruokhaime Ijiegbai Ojeiu and PDP against the INEC declaration of Mr Ihonvbere as the winner of the Owan constituency. The tribunal also agreed with the argument of the lead counsel to Mr Ihonvbere, Ehiogie West-Idahosa, that Ojeiu’s petition failed in its entirety.
The tribunal also upheld the election of Ihonvbere Julius of the APC, representing the Owan federal constituency.
Mr Alimikhena, in his petition, asked the tribunal to declare null and void the election of Mr Oshiomhole over non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 as required by law and declare him the winner of the election.
The national and state assembly elections petitions tribunal in Benin has upheld the victory of Adams Oshiomhole in the February 25 Edo North senatorial district election declared by INEC.
Mr Alimikhena, through his counsel, Rasak Isenalumhe, had contested the election of Mr Oshiomhole, alongside INEC and APC, in suit number EPT/ED/SEN/02/2023.
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