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The election petition tribunal sitting in Owerri, has nullified the election of Mr Ikechukwu Amuka (APC, Ideato South Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly.

The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of return to Mrs Nkechinyere Ugwu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the position.

Delivering the three hours ruling of the three-man panel, Justice P.I. Idong, affirmed that Amuka presented forged West Africa Examination Certificate (WAEC) result to INEC to contest the April 11, 2015, election.

He, therefore, ordered the speaker of Imo State House of Assembly to swear-in Ugwu as the genuine winner.

The court, while reviewing the evidence before it, noted that the photograph on the original WAEC result sheet tendered by Amuka was that of one Kevin I. Amuka who attended St. Peter Claver Seminary, Okpala.

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