Enugu Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal Rules In The Case Of PRP Against Governor Peter Mbah
The central point of contention had been the authenticity of Gov. Mbah’s NYSC certificate….
The Enugu State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has delivered its verdict, dismissing the certificate forgery allegation made against Governor Peter Mbah by the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
The tribunal, chaired by Justice Kudirat Murayo Akano, has ruled that Gov. Peter Mbah was duly elected by a majority of votes cast at the election held on March 18.
The highly anticipated decision comes after a rigorous legal battle, as Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party and Chris Agu of the PRP challenged the victory of Dr. Peter Mbah, representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The central point of contention had been the authenticity of Gov. Mbah’s NYSC certificate, which the PRP alleged was forged.
However, in a clear and unequivocal ruling, the tribunal dismissed the certificate forgery allegation, effectively affirming Gov. Peter Mbah’s legitimacy as the elected governor of Enugu State. The tribunal’s decision upholds the choice made by the majority of voters during the election, cementing Gov. Mbah’s position as the leader of the state.
The courtroom was filled with anticipation as lawyers representing both the petitioners and respondents gathered to hear the tribunal’s verdict. The proceedings commenced at approximately 9:07 AM, with the case of Chris Agu of the Peoples Redemption Party against Peter Mbah of the PDP and INEC being the first to be heard.
This ruling brings a decisive conclusion to a chapter of political uncertainty in Enugu State and affirms Governor Peter Mbah’s mandate as the duly elected leader of the state, as determined by the will of the people in the March 18 election.