Frank Nweke Jr., the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu State, has withdrawn his petition against Governor Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)….[Continue Reading]
Nweke, who secured the third position in the March 18 election with 17,983 votes compared to Mbah’s 160,895 votes, announced the withdrawal of his petition before the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Sunday. His counsel, R.A.C.E Achara, made an oral application for the withdrawal.
Achara explained that the decision to withdraw the petition, which was filed on April 11, was taken to alleviate the workload of the tribunal. The tribunal, acknowledging the request, granted the withdrawal and dismissed the petition accordingly.
Confirming the withdrawal, Nweke Jr., who previously served as a minister during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, stated that he decided to withdraw the petition against Governor Mbah for personal reasons.
By withdrawing the petition, Nweke has effectively halted any further legal action against Governor Mbah’s victory in the election. The withdrawal also reduces the burden on the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. While the exact details of Nweke’s personal reasons were not disclosed, his decision reflects a personal choice and brings an end to his challenge against the election results….[Continue Reading]
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