Gov. Umahi vs Sonni Ogbuoji: What happened at Tribunal on Wednesday

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

The court docket ruling adopted the movement for withdrawal of the petition by Ogbuoji’s counsel, Michael Odo, on the resumption of listening to on Wednesday.

The counsel to Governor Umahi, Okechukwu Otukwu didn’t oppose the movement.

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Additionally the Folks’s Democratic Get together, PDP, and the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, didn’t object to the movement.

The Tribunal chaired by Justice A. Abdulkarim went forward to strike out the petition.

It additionally awarded 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 Get together, PDP.

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The governor garnered a complete of 393,343 votes solid throughout the 13 native governments within the state.

Ogbuoji of the All Progressive Congress (APC) bought a complete of 81703 votes solid to position a distant second.

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Updated: May 15, 2019 — 4:31 pm


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