The Justice A.L Ogumoye led Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sittingin Umuahia, Abia state has dismissed the petition filed by Dr Alex Otti, the APGA gubernatorial candidate, challenging the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
The three-panel ruled that the petitioner failed to prove the case of over-voting and non-compliance to the election guideline and electoral act of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The tribunal, therefore, dismissed the petition for lacking in merit.
Recall that Alex Otti had asked the tribunal to cancel fifteen out of the seventeen local government areas’ election results in Abia State.
Otti claimed that the respondents, PDP, and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who was the governorship candidate of PDP perpetrated excessive malpractice in those LGAs in the last March 9, 2019, election conducted in the state.