Senator George Sekibo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Rivers East senatorial district, has been sacked by the Rivers state national and state assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.
In a report by Daily Post, the three-man panel sitting at Apo Quarters in the Federal Capital Territory affirmed the petition of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Andrew Uchendu.
George, the candidate of the PDP candidate was declared winner of the legislative election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which held on Saturday, December 10, 2016, to elect lawmakers for the vacant National Assembly seats.
We gathered that the panel declared the candidate of APC in the December 10 rerun election in Rivers-East senatorial district as the winner of the election, adding that Sekibo “became senator through the back door.”
The tribunal ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Uchendu and that of Senator Sekibo withdrawn.
In a previous report, Abubakar Danladi representing Taraba north constituency in the Nigerian Senate was sacked by the Supreme Court.