An application seeking to stop the inauguration of the Governor-elect, Peter Mbah, on May 29, 2023 has been dismissed.
The application was dismissed by the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday.
The Enugu governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party, Nnamdi Omeje, and his party rejected the result of the March 18 governorship election, where the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Mba, the winner.
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Omeje and his party alleged that the election was characterised by intimidation, overvoting and non-compliance to Electoral Act 2022 and INEC election guidelines.
Consequently, he filed a petition against the election before the tribunal sitting at the Enugu State High Court Complex.
Among the reliefs sought before the Tribunal was to stop the forthcoming inauguration and/or swearing-in of Peter Mbah as the incoming Executive Governor of Enugu State.
The petitioners, through their motion, urged the tribunal to make an interlocutory order of injunction restraining Mbah from presenting himself, for the purposes of being sworn in or inaugurated as the Executive Governor of Enugu State on May 29, 2023.
But ruling on the motion on Tuesday, the tribunal dismissed the application for lacking merit.