Enugu – The Enugu Governorship Election Tribunal has struck out the petition filed by Barr Chijioke Edeoga, the Labour Party, LP, candidate in the March 18 Governorship election in Enugu State.
Edeoga had sought that the court disqualify Mbah and declare him winner on two major grounds.
On allegations of over-voting, bypass of BVAS.The Court ruled that Dr Peter Ndubuisi Mbah was duly elected as governor by majority of lawful and valid votes cast at the election.
The tribunal had earlier dismissed the allegation of Edeoga/LP that Governor Peter Mbah’s NYSC discharge certificate was forged.
It held that Dr Peter Mbah did not submit his NYSC certificate to INEC in aid of his qualification to contest for office of governor, since he was already qualified without NYSC certificate.
The tribunal equally rejected Edeoga’s witnesses, and ruled mm that the LP governorship candidate did not present any admissible evidence to prove that Mbah’s certificate was forged.