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Supreme Court upholds Umahi’s election as Ebonyi governor

27 January 2016, 18:15

Abuja - The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Gov. Dave Umahi as ‎the governor of Ebonyi State, reports New Telegraph.

The apex court in its ruling on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Edward Nkwegu.

The ‎full panel of the court presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, said it will give reasons for its judgement on February 5.

Also read: PDP governorship candidate emerges winner in Ebonyi

It will be recalled that the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu had earlier upheld the election of Umahi. 

The Ebonyi State governorship election petition tribunal had also in October in Abakaliki dismissed Nkwegu's petition for lacking in merit and the inability of the petitioner to prove allegations of corrupt practices and criminalities as contained in the petition.

Nkwegu had challenged the declaration of Umahi as winner of April 11 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)..

Read more at New Telegraph.

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