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LP’s Chijioke Edoga submits petition at tribunal

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Chijioke Edoga of the Labour Get together, LP, has lastly submitted his petition on the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to problem the declaration of Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, because the winner of March 18 Guber election within the State.

Recall that the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, declared Mbah winner of the election, stating he polled 160, 895 votes towards Edoga who scored 157, 552 votes.

The announcement of the end result got here 48 after the election, following a overview of the controversial outcomes from Nkanu East Native Authorities Space of the State by the INEC.

Edoga alleged that the end result was compromised and didn’t replicate the aspiration of voters within the State.

In the meantime, in his petition submitted to the tribunal, which listed him and the Labour Get together because the plaintiffs and the INEC, Mbah and the PDP as respondents, Edoga based mostly his petition on the bottom, amongst others, that Mbah on the time of the election was not certified to contest the election.

The petition contends that Mbah “having offered a cast Nationwide Youth Service Corps Certificates with Certificates Quantity A808297 was not certified to contest the disputed election to the workplace of Governor of Enugu State”.

Edoga additionally based mostly his petition on grounds that the “declaration of Mbah because the winner was invalid by purpose of Non- Compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022, and that he was not duly elected by a majority of lawful votes forged on the election.”