Two more political parties have filed their petitions seeking to nullify the declaration of Governor Obaseki Obaseki as winner of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The petitions were filed at the close of submission of petitions by aggrieved parties against the outcome of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State on Saturday October 10.
The two additional parties are seeking to nullify the victory of Godwin Obaseki as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election.
In two separate petitions filed at the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Saturday, the two political parties, the Allied Peoples Movement, APM and the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, are asking the tribunal to nullify the declaration of Obaseki as the winner of the election on the grounds that the conduct of the September 19 poll violated, substantially, the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigerian and the Extant Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended 2015).
The two new petitions have brought to five, the numbers of petitions against the election and the winner, with the submission of petitions closed on Saturday, October 10.
Three political parties which earlier filed their petitions are Action Democratic Party (ADP), Action Peoples Party (APP) and Action Alliance (AA) with APP and AA contesting the outcome of the election on the grounds that they were unlawfully excluded from the election.