Enugu: PRP Candidate asks court to void Mbah’s victory over ‘forgery’

The Peoples Redemption party and its Candidate, Chief Chris Agu, have asked the Electoral Tribunal for Enugu State governorship election to nullify the victory of the State governor-elect, Peter Mbah.

The State Collation and Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Madubisi Ofo Igwe, had declared Peter Mbah winner in the March 18, 2023 governorship election after polling a total of 160,895 votes ahead of his closest rival, Chief Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party, who polled a total of 157,552 valid votes.

But Chief Chris Agu, Candidate of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in a petition before the court, claiming that its Candidate, Comrade Chris Agu, polled 166,000 valid votes.

The party among other reliefs, also asked the court to nullify Mbah’s election, having been convicted for alleged forgery before he contested the election in the petition in which INEC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP are joined Respondents in the suit.

The PRP Candidate insists that Mbah was allegedly convicted of criminal acts in a Federal High Court, he is therefore not qualified to contest the election.

He also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of announcing different results entirely and declaring Mbah, who was ab initio not qualified for the election.

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