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Tribunal Nullifies LP’s Attah Election, Orders Rerun In Eti-Osa, Lagos Federal Constituency

Tribunal declared the elections inconclusive and ordered INEC to conduct a supplementary election.

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The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Lagos has nullified the return of Mr Thaddeus Atta of the Labour Party as the duly elected representative for Eti Osa Federal Constituency.

VerseNews reports that in the lead judgment, which was delivered late Monday night, the tribunal declared the elections inconclusive and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a supplementary election within 90 days in 33 polling units where elections did not hold.

Reacting to the ruling Tuesday morning in a post on X, formerly Twitter, Atta said there was no cause for alarm, noting that he was not “sacked” by the court.

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“The Tribunal has simply ordered a re-run (supplementary election) in the 32 polling units where elections did not hold. We will continue working for Etiosa.

I urge constituents to keep calm as we are unshaken. We will get through this together,” he said.

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