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Breaking: Rivers PDP loses 3 senate seats as Appeal Court sends Nwogu, Ideozu home

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Sen. Magnus Abe right being decorated as Nehemiah award recipient of the Anglican Diocese of Ogoni by Bishop Solomon Gberegbara left in Bori 3Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has lost the rest 2 remaining seats in the senate as the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja a few minutes ago sacked the senator representing Rivers South East senatorial district, Mr. Olaka Nwogu. Also sacked is Sen. Osinakachukwu Ideozu, who represented Rivers East senatorial district.

The appellate court upheld the petition of Sen. Magnus Ngei Abe, who had challenged the declaration of Mr. Nwogu winner of the March 28, 2015 National Assembly election.

With Nwogu’s loss, PDP in Rivers State has lost two senatorial seats. The same Court of Appeal had on Thursday nullified the election of George Thompson Sekibo as a senator. In both cases, the Court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct fresh election within 90 days.

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