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The legal battle between the Labour Party (LP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the outcome of March 18 Governorship election in Enugu state is now taking shape as the Election Petitions Tribunal holden at Enugu is set to commence full trial on Friday, 7th July, 2023.

Daily Gazette recalls that Barr. Peter Mba, the candidate of the PDP was announced winner of the keenly contested election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


The former Enugu Finance commissioner polled a total of 160, 895 votes to defeat his closest rival, Barr. Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party (LP) who garnard 157, 552 votes

Barr. Edeoga and Labour Party rejected the results announced by INEC claiming that the election was fraught with violence, massive rigging, substantial non compliance with the electoral act, computational errors among others.

Edeoga had in an interview said that apart from reclaiming the mandate from those who undertook the electoral heist, the election was not a reflection of the will of Ndi Enugu.

Having exchanged and adopted all the briefs during the Pre-hearing sessions, the Tribunal is now ready for proper HEARING of the petitions before her.

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