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Enugu tribunal dismisses PRP petition against Gov Mbah over forged NYSC certificate

The tribunal dismissed the PRP’s case against the Enugu governor. 

• September 21, 2023
Peter Mbah
Governor Peter Mbah [Credit; Instagram]

The Enugu election petitions tribunal has begun reading the judgment and has just delivered judgment in the PRP’s petition against Governor Peter Mbah.

The tribunal dismissed the PRP’s case against the Enugu governor. 

PRP had alleged that Mr Mbah was an ex-convict having entered into a plea bargain with the EFCC in the past. 

PRP also pleaded that Mr Mbah should be disqualified for the NYSC discharge certificate forgery. 

The tribunal dismissed the issue of plea bargain and forged NYSC discharge certificate based on the inability of the petitioner to provide certified true copies of the alleged documents and cannot rely on photocopies of documents.

Another ground for the dismissal of PRP’s petition, according to the tribunal, is that the petitioner could not present polling agents’ results before the tribunal. The court said the petitioner could not even state PRP’s score in the polling unit where he voted but based his highest number of votes on “oral hearsay.”

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