- The governorship election petition tribunal in Enugu state has upheld the election of Governor Peter Mbah
- The tribunal dismissed the petitions of the Labour Party and its candidate, Chijioke Edeoga, on the ground that they could not prove their case
- Mbah's supporters took to the streets shortly after the verdict of the court to celebrate his victory
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The tribunal also ruled that the March 18 election which brought the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power complied with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.
Enugu tribunal quashes LP's petition
Dan Nwomeh, Mbah's head of media office, said the court dismissed petition by the Labour Party (LP) and Chijioke Edeoga for lack of merit.
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Nwomeh shared the update in a statement on Thursday, September 21.
The governor's aide claimed the court held that the allegations against Mbah's victory were weak and inadmissible pieces of evidence.
PRP's petition against Mbah
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the tribunal also dismissed the petition of Chris Agu of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) against Mbah.
Mbah was alleged to have forged his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.
But the tribunal, chaired by Justice Kudirat Murayo Akano, quashed the petition on Thursday.
Judgement reserved in LP vs PDP suit
Legit.ng also reported that the Enugu tribunal reserved its judgment on the suit filed by the LP to challenge the victory of Mbah.
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
In a similar report by Legit.ng, the Supreme Court struck out petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Uche Nnaji, its candidate in the 2023 governorship election in Enugu, against Mbah.
The panel of the apex court said the APC's legal team and that of Nnaji filed an invalid brief of argument and failed to present convincing evidence before the court.