Enugu Polls: AA Rejects Mbah Victory, Heads To Tribunal


The Action Alliance (AA) in Enugu State has rejected the outcome of the gubernatorial election that saw Peter Mbah announced as winner in the state.

Recall that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared winner of the election after the Labour Party candidate, Chijioke Edeoga with a margin of 3000 votes.

The AA candidate during the election was Barrister Ogbe Daniel.

Ogbonna Festus Okafor, the State Chairman has announced that the party has rejected the outcome of the election in a statement on Friday.

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Okafor said, “the process that threw Peter Mbah up as the winner of the election is flawed; there are obvious irregularities that cannot be swept under the carpet.

“Our agents and other independent observers reported that there was wild scale rigging, ballot box snatching, thuggery, intimidation of opposition political parties during the polls.

“We also find it curious that despite over-voting in many polling units, the INEC went ahead to announce Peter Mbah as a winner without reviewing the date in its IREV and BVAS.

“Having said this, the Action Alliance rejects the dramatic announcement of Peter Mbah of the PDP as the winner of the election. We had asked the returning officer to explain how the commission got the over 16, 000 votes allocated to Peter Mbah from Nkanu East, but it never offered that explanation.”

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He also revealed that the party will be challenging the outcome of the gubernatorial election at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.

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