An appellate court sitting in Lagos, has affirmed the election of Barr Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Enugu State.
In a unanimous decision on Friday, the Appeal Court resolved the three cases filed by Barr Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party (LP) in favour of Mbah.
The three-man panel of the court led by Justice Tani Yusuf Hassan affirmed the judgment of Enugu Tribunal delivered on September 9, 2023, by the Hon. Justice K.M. Akano led tribunal.
All the three issues which were subject of the appeal were resolved in favour of Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Mbah was declared winner of the March 18 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with 160,895 votes.
According to INEC, Edeoga of the LP came second with 157,552 votes, while Frank Nweke of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) polled 17,983 votes to claim third place.
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