The Ebonyi state governorship election petition tribunal on Wednesday struck out the petition filed by the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Sonni Ogbuoji in opposition to the election of Governor David Umahi.
This adopted the movement for withdrawal of the petition by Mr Ogbuoji by his counsel Michael Odo on the resumption of listening to on Wednesday.
The counsel to Governor Umahi, Okechukwu Otukwu didn’t oppose the movement.
Additionally the Folks’s Democratic Social gathering and the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, didn’t object to the movement.
The Tribunal Chaired by Justice A. Abdulkarim was left with no different alternative however to strike out the petition.
It additionally warded value of N100,000 to the first Respondent.
It will likely be recalled that Ogbuoji misplaced the March ninth governorship election to the incumbent governor David Umahi of the Folks’s Democratic Social gathering, PDP.
The governor garnered a complete of 393,343 votes forged throughout the 13 native governments within the state.
Ogbuoji of the All Progressive Congress (APC) received a complete of 81703 votes forged to put a distant second.
However curiously, Ogbuoji headed to the Tribunal to problem the end result of the election.