15 Views

Abia: We are not aware of Alex Otti’s petition in tribunal – APGA

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has disclosed that it was not aware of any petition filed by its governorship candidate in the just concluded 2019 general elections, Alex Otti to the tribunal, challenging the declaration by the Peoples Democratic Party candidate and the incumbent, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as winner of the March 9 gubernatorial poll.

This came following the petition filed in the tribunal by Otti, challenging election of Ikpeazu.

The APGA candidate is asking the tribunal to cancel the results of 15 local government areas in Abia, which he (Otti) claimed, were marred by over voting, and order for a rerun.

The Abia State chairman of APGA, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, who made this known, while addressing newsmen in at press conference held at the party’s secretariat in Umuahia on Friday, said he still maintained his earlier stand that the March 9 governorship election conducted in the state was marred by excessive rigging abetted the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) orchestrated by the ruling PDP-led administration.

He said, “Otti’s petition has not deliberated upon by the leadership of the party. And we also, as the State Working Committee (SWC) have not been told about any petition in the tribunal. And once that happens; we will know what to do. But for now, the APGA leadership in Abia is not aware.”

Recall that DAILY POST had reported that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was declared the winner of the 2019 gubernatorial election in Abia State.

Ikpeazu polled the total number of 261,127 to defeat Uche Ogah of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

He was declared winner by the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba.

You may be interested

FaceApp: U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer Calls For Investigation
Uncategorized
1 views
Uncategorized
1 views

FaceApp: U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer Calls For Investigation

Flora - July 19, 2019

Currently the most downloaded free app on Google Play with more than 100 million users, FaceApp was launched two years…

#BBNaija: Two Housemates Caught On Camera Secretly Kissing (Photos)
Entertainment
1 views
Entertainment
1 views

#BBNaija: Two Housemates Caught On Camera Secretly Kissing (Photos)

Flora - July 19, 2019

The season 4 of the Big Brother Naija show is already gathering momentum with romantic relationships becoming the order of…

Alleged R*pe: PFN Is Now Investigating COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo – CAN President Reveals
Entertainment
1 views
Entertainment
1 views

Alleged R*pe: PFN Is Now Investigating COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo – CAN President Reveals

Flora - July 19, 2019

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is now investigating COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, it has been revealed. According to Sun News,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.