UBA VS NZERIBE: FRESH LEGAL BATTLE BEGINS
BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA - ANOTHER legal battle for Anambra South senatorial zone has begun, as the senator representing the district, Senator Andy Uba, weekend visited the National and State Assemblies Election Tribunal in Awka where he signed documents filed by his lawyers in connection with the petition by Chief Chuma Nzeribe of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, challenging his victory.
The former presidential aide, who won the rerun election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was accompanied on the visit by a team of lawyers and his supporters.
Officials of the election petition tribunal, who received the senator and his team, explained that the signing of the documents in their presence was in keeping with the provisions of the Electoral Act as amended.
Reacting after signing the documents, Uba said: 'We went through this exercise before and to me, this is wasting tax payers' money and distracting me at the senate.
'There should be an end to this so that one can concentrate in doing the work he was elected to do for his constituents.
'We won the election in April, 2011 and when we had settled down to work, the court nullified the election and my opponent was even awarded more than what he prayed for.