Supporters of former governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, yesterday took to the streets of Enugu, the state capital after the National Assembly tribunal nullified the election of Senator Gilbert Nnaji, representing Enugu East Senatorial District.
Nnamani’s supporters, who thronged the major streets of Enugu chanted songs of jubilation in praise of the erstwhile governor also displayed various posters of Nnamani even as they disrupted vehicular movement in the state capital
The result of the March 28 result which was in favour of Senator Nnaji had sparked off series of protests across the state based on speculations that the former governor was the actual winner of the election.
Nnamani, who contested on the platform of People for Democratic Change (PDC). subsequently called his supporters to order and approached the election tribunal for redress.
In the judgment, the panel held that the conduct of the election did not comply with the 2010 Electoral Act.
Meanwhile, Senator Nnaji has said he would appeal the tribunal’s ruling