The candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chris Nkwonta, had petitioned the tribunal seeking nullification of Abaribe’s election on the basis of electoral irregularities.
Delivering the judgement, the lead judge stated that the election of Senator Abaribe was inconclusive due to irregularities in the Obingwa and Ugwunagbo Local government areas.
Senator Abaribe has said his team were confused about the ruling stating that his legal team has applied for a certified true copy of the judgement so as to guide him in deciding on an appropriate response.
Senator Abaribe, a three-term Senator was first elected to represent Abia-South Senatorial District at the Nigerian Senate in 2007. (Sahara Reporters)