Appeal Court Affirms Mbah’s Election As Enugu Governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has affirmed the victory of Enugu State Governor Peter Mbah in the March 18 governorship election.

The court dismissed the appeal filed by the Labour Party governorship candidate, Chijioke Edeoga, as lacking in merit and upheld the judgement of the Enugu Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal delivered in September.

The appellant failed to demonstrate that Mbah forged his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate and was ineligible to run for office, according to the three-member panel presided over by Justice Tijani Yusuf Hassan.

The judgement comes days after the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday awarding N5 million in damages against the NYSC for claiming that its discharge certificate held by Mbah was fake.

Judge Nyang Ekwo held that the NYSC and its Director General were guilty of misrepresentation of material facts.

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