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Enugu: Tribunal to deliver verdict on LP’s petition against Gov Mbah Thursday

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Enugu Gov-elect, Mbah’s discharge certificate is not from NYSC, DG claims

The Enugu State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal will deliver the verdict in the petition challenging Governor Peter Mbah’s victory in the March 18 election in the state.

The three-member panel led by Justice Kudirat Murayo disclosed this in a notice to the parties in the matter on Wednesday.

The Labour Party candidate, Chijioke Edeoga, is challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration of Mbah as the winner of the election on two grounds.

He alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate did not score the highest number of valid votes in the election.

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Edeoga, a former member of the House of Representatives, also claimed that the governor was not qualified to participate in the election over certificate forgery.

He accused Mbah of forging the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate he presented to INEC before the election.

The Supreme Court had last week dismissed an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Uche Nnaji, on the outcome of the election.

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