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  • Updated: June 02, 2023

Tribunal Hears Suit Against Mbah’s NYSC Certificate Forgery

The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Enugu State has heard a suit on forgery allegation against Governor, Dr Peter Mbah.

The petition was filed by Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party against Peter Mbah of PDP and INEC.

Edoga in his petition is praying the tribunal to disqualify Mbah over the alleged NYSC certificate forgery.

Resuming sitting on Friday, the petitioner’s Counsel, Alex Ejesieme, said that the FCT High Court had no jurisdiction to deal with the matter.

Ejesieme said that the tribunal had the jurisdiction to deal with the case.

Earlier, Alex Izinyon, Counsel for Mbah, said that the issue of NYSC certificate forgery had been settled by the Supreme Court on Adeleke, Oyetola and INEC in Osun.

Izinyon urged the court to dismiss the petitioner’s submission, saying that the Supreme Court judgment on Osun supported their position.

He, therefore, urged the court to strike out the petitioner’s prayer.

The counsel for PDP, A. J Ofia, had earlier also urged the court to strike out the petitioner’s reply in its entirety or certain paragraphs therein.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice K.M Akano, announced the adjournment at the end of Friday’s sitting to June 7 for judgement.

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