Tribunal Upholds Election Of Alex Otti As Governor Of Abia State

The Tribunal has upheld the election of Alex Otti as Governor of Abia State.

ABN TV reports that the Election Petition Tribunal Court sitting in Umuahia has upheld the victory of Governor Alex Otti of the Labour Party in Abia State.

Tribunal Upholds Election Of Alex Otti As Governor Of Abia State

The judgement was given at the Federal High Court in Umuahia on Friday.

The Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Governor Otti ot March 18, 2023, but was dragged to court by the PDP and APC.

Regarding the membership of a party before the election, the court upheld that they are pre-election matters and n ought to have been dealt with before the election.

The court also ruled that the petitioner (PDP) did not have evidence and could not prove its case against the first respondent (LP) over corrupt practices and irregularities during the election.

PDP’s petition was dismissed for lacking merit in favour of LP.

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