Tribunal dismisses petition against Ikpeazu

The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia , the Abia State capital, on Friday dismissed the petition filed by Dr Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance , against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic party.

Otti , was challenging the re – election of Ikpeazu, in the March 9 , governorship poll in the state , alleged massive irregularities in 15 of 17 Local Government Areas in the state .

But the tribunal led by its chairman Justice Lekan Ogumonye , in a unanimous Judgement dismissed all his prayers in the petition .

The panel held that the petitioners failed to prove his allegations of over -voting in the said Local Governments .

The tribunal also ruled that the petitioners could not prove the allegations of non -compliance with the electoral act made against the Independent National Electoral Commission during the conduct of the election.

 

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