The House of Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Umuahia has upheld the victory of Hon. Dennis Rowland Chinwendu, the Vocal and effective Member Representing Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency, in the 18th March House of Assembly election.
Hon. Dennis was the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). His election was challenged by the first runner-up, Ubani Chimezie Dannie of the Labour Party (LP).
In a unanimous judgement, the three man panel said the petitioners were unable to prove their points and dismissed their petition for lacking merit. They stated that the petitioner FAILED to prove before the court grounds of his appeal and that the matter lacks merit.
Hon. Dennis described his victory at the Election Petition Tribunal as a triumph for democracy and victory to Ndi Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency.
According to him, the judgement was a clear testimony of the fact that the nation’s judiciary remained unbiased, adding, the judgement is a welcome development to people of Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency and all lovers of democracy within and outside Nigeria.
Hon. Dennis added that his election’s reaffirmation would be a booster to his stewardship and commended the tribunal for doing the right thing and being fair after hearing from all those involved in the petition challenging the legitimacy of his victory at the 2023 House of Assembly election.
He further called on the opposition in the state to join hands to move Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency forward, saying that patriotism should now be the driving factor with a view to bolstering the even socio-economic development of our Constituency.
Our doors are still open to all wishing to collaborate with us in moving our Constituency forward. Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency is for all of us, so we have to work together to make it better, Hon. Dennis.
He reassured the people of Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency of his Legislative Agenda’s determination to execute people-oriented projects and effective legislation.