Case against Otti by the APC in Abia has been thrown out of court

Abia State Governor Alex Otti won another round when the governorship election petition tribunal in Umuahia ruled against the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the March 18 gubernatorial elections, Ikechi Emenike.

The tribunal ruled that Emenike’s case against Labour Party Governor Alex Otti lacked substance and dismissed it.

Emenike, who was contesting Otti’s status as the lawfully elected governor of Abia, claimed that Otti did not quit his membership in the APC when he joined the LP.

He further alleged that when the LP nominated Alex Otti, Otti’s name was not on the party’s voter registration list.

The APC leader named Okey Ahaiwe of the PDP, Enyinnaya Nwafor of the YPP, and INEC as defendants in his case.

The tribunal’s verdict was handed down at around 6:00 PM, and it stated that the petitions were without merit and were contrary to established legal precedent.

About six hours prior to this judgement, the tribunal had already rejected the plea made by Okey Ahaiwe, the PDP candidate in the March 18 elections.

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