Tribunal Dismisses LP Petition, Affirms Mbah As Enugu Governor

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Enugu State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has struck out the petition of the  Labour Party candidate, Chidioke Edeoga challenging the election of Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the March 18th election.

The three member tribunal headed by Justice Kudirat  Morayo struck out Edeoga’s  allegations of over-voting, and bypass of BVAS.

It further held that the witnesses presented by the Labour Party candidate were not accredited by INEC and therefore did not comply with the requirements of the electoral guidelines.

On the allegation that Mbah presented a forged NYSC discharge certificate, the tribunal ruled that the PDP candidate complied with the qualifications provided in the constitution for a person to contest for governorship election.

Morayo insisted that the NYSC discharge certificate was not part of the qualifications provided by the constitution for running elections.

The court therefore ruled that Mbah was duly elected as governor by majority…



Source: Leadership Newspaper