Ebonyi Governorship: Tribunal strikes out Ogbuoji’s petition against Umahi

Posted by Charles lwuoha, Enugu | 15 May 2019 | 898 times

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The Ebonyi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday struck out the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Sonni Ogbuoji, against the election of Governor David Umahi.

This followed the motion for withdrawal of the petition by Mr Ogbuoji have counsel Michael Odo at the resumption of hearing on Wednesday.

The counsel to Governor Umahi, Okechukwu Otukwu, did not oppose the motion.

Also the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not object to the motion.

The Tribunal Chaired by Justice A. Abdulkarim was left with no other choice but to strike out the petition.

It also awarded cost of N100,000 to the 1st Respondent.

News Express reports that Ogbuoji lost the March 9 governorship election to the incumbent governor, Umahi.

The governor garnered a total of 393,343 votes cast across the 13 local governments in the state.

Ogbuoji got a total of 81703 votes cast to place a distant second but headed to the tribunal to challenge the outcome of the election.


Source: News Express

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