- The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Enugu has dismissed the NYSC certificate forgery suit brought by the PRP governorship candidate, Chris Agu, against Governor Peter Mbah
- According to the tribunal, there was no evidence before it to support PRP’s claim that a forged certificate was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
- The court stated that to prove forgery, both the original and the supposedly forged certificate ought to have been exhibited before it
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Mbah was alleged to have forged his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.
Tribunal dismisses PRP’s allegations against Mbah
The PRP also claimed that Mbah entered a plea bargain with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a past corruption allegation. However, the tribunal chaired by Justice Kudirat Murayo Akano quashed the petitions on Thursday, September 21. A report by Channels Television on Thursday, September 21, noted this update.
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Per The Nation, the court ruled on non-qualification as well. Justice Akano held that the petitioner failed to prove that the respondent did not possess the minimum requirement to stand for election, which is a school certificate or its equivalent.
Enugu tribunal judgement: PRP reacts
Reacting to the tribunal's verdict, Agu rejected it and vowed to take his legal battle further.
"I reject the judgement both spiritually and physically. I will consult with my lawyer and will take appropriate action. How can the Tribunal approbate and reprobate at the same time?"
Judgement reserved in LP vs PDP suit
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Enugu tribunal reserved its judgment on the suit filed by the Labour Party (LP) to challenge the victory of Governor Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The court's decision came after the parties' adoption of the written addresses. Justice Akano, the leader of the panel, reserved the judgement.
Enugu: Supreme Court rules on APC's suit
Legit.ng also reported that the Supreme Court struck out the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the 2023 governorship election in Enugu, Uche Nnaji's appeal filed against Governor Mbah.
In a recent ruling, the five-man panel of the apex court said that the APC legal team and that of Nnaji filed an invalid brief of argument and failed to present convincing evidence before the court.