Enugu guber: AA rejects result, drags PDP’s Peter Mbah to Tribunal


The Action Alliance, AA, has asked the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to nullify the declaration of Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the March 18 election.

A copy of the AA’s Petition was acknowledged by the Tribunal on April 12, 2023.

Joined as defendants are the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mbah and the PDP, as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants, respectively.

In the suit filed through its lawyer, John C. Nwobodo, the AA is praying the Tribunal to nullify Mbah’s victory on the grounds of non-compliance with the Electoral Act and other relevant guidelines.

The Chairman of the AA in Enugu State, Mr. Ogbonna Festus Okafor confirmed to journalists that the petition was filed after it studied the entire process of the election and allegedly observed that Mbah was declared winner by the INEC despite obvious irregularities.

AA equally alleged that Mbah submitted a questionable National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, certificate to the INEC and was therefore not qualified to stand for the election.

It could be re-called that Barr. Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party has also gone to the Tribunal to challenge Mbah’s emergence.

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