The Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition of Chris Agu of the Peoples Redemption Party, PRP against Peter Mbah over Forged NYSC Certificate, Non Qualification And Corruption Against Peter Mbah.
The Tribunal chaired by Justice Kudirat Murayo Akano held that the petitioner failed to prove of the respondent posses the minimum requirement to stand for election which is school start or its equivalent and therefore, said there’s no evidence to support the claim that Mbah Isn’t qualified to stand for the election.
On the issue of Plea Bargain by Mbah, the tribunal averred that the exhibits presented by the petitioners didn’t show any Plea bargain by the respondent.
The court said the evidence presented by Mbah to the effect that he was acquitted of the charges.
Ruling on the issue of forging of NYSC Certificate by Dr. Mbah, the tribunal said the petitioner failed to provide evidence to support their claim that a forged certificate was submitted to the NYSC and the issue isn’t contained in their affidavit.
The tribunal also held that to prove the issue of forgery, the petitioner must provide the original certificate and the forged one.
The panel also resolved the issue that Mbah wasn’t elected by majority of votes cast against the petitioner.
The panel averred that that witnesses called by the petitioners couldn’t specify the polling units where the elections didn’t hold nor the results of same.