The three-person panel of the Court of Election of Governors that is located in Umuahia, the capital of the state of Abia, has praised the lawyers of both parties (PDP / APGA) for their cooperation in the ongoing hearing on the issues of the electoral petition.
The president of the court, Judge AL Ogumoye, spoke during the trial in a lawsuit filed by Dr. Alex Otti, challenging the statement of the incumbent and champion of the People Democratic Party in the last general elections of 2019, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as the winner of the March 9 elections.
Otti was the gubernatorial candidate of the Grand Alliance of All Progressives (APGA) in the last general elections of 2019 in Abia.
The head of the APGA is asking the court to annul the results of the fifteen local government areas of the seventeen local government areas of the state of Abia, claiming that excessive manipulation characterized the government’s survey conducted in the country on September 9. March 2019
He also asked the court to order a new execution in the fifteen LGAs, allegedly and fraudulently won by the ruling PDP in the state of Abia.
But continuing with his comments, Judge Ogumoye reaffirmed the position of the panel to ensure that, through the cooperation of lawyers, the case would be resolved quickly.
Recall that the Court of Petition for the Election of the Interior of Abia had risen to meet again on August 29 for the adoption of the final written speeches by the petitioner (Otti) and the acting Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
GISTOK informs that the Defendants received ten days to prepare their address, while the petitioners had seven days to respond. Each party also received three days to respond in a matter of law.