Judgment has been reserved by the Ebonyi State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja, in the petition filed by Ifeanyi Odii and Professor Benard Odoh candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), respectively , after all the parties adopted their written addresses.
Both the PDP and APGA candidates, are challenging the declaration of the APC candidate, Mr Francis Nwifuru, as the winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state.
They are likewise asking the tribunal to nullify the election of the APC candidate on the grounds that the governor was not a bonafide member of the APC at the time of the election.
According to them, the governor was not properly sponsored by his party and was still a member of the party as at the time of the said election.
Arthur Okafor, counsel to the APC candidate, however argued that his client was properly nominated by the APC and legitimately won the election.