Legal Nigeria

Court declares APGA’s Otti, Abia Governor elect

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has nullified the judgment of the Abia State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which upheld the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia
The Appellate Court therefore declared Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as the governor of the state.
It then ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make arrangements for Otti’s swearing in.
This is according to a judgement delivered by the Chairman of the tribunal, Usman Bwala, stating that the petitioners, Mr. Otti and APGA, failed to prove ‘beyond doubt’, claims to have won the election.