The Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party in Enugu State, Chris Agu, has expressed intention, to appeal the judgment of the State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, on the alleged NYSC certificate forgery, levelled against Gov Peter Mbah.
Agu made his intention known while reacting to the tribunal ruling in Enugu on Thursday, September 21, 2023, noting that the case will be pursued to the appeal and Supreme Court.
The PRP candidate had approached the tribunal, levelled a case of National Youth Service Certificate forgery and overvoting against Mbah who was declared winner of the March 18, governorship election in the state.
However, the petition filed by the PRP candidate against the governor was dismissed by the tribunal.
The three-man panel of the Justices at the tribunal, led by Justice K. M. Akano also ruled that Mbah was duly elected by a majority of votes cast at the election.
According to the tribunal, there was no evidence before the court, to support PRP’s claim that a forged certificate was submitted to INEC, adding that the issue was not contained in the petitioner’s affidavit in particular.
The court held that to prove forgery, both the original and the supposedly forged certificate ought to have been displayed, thereby upholding the victory of the governor.
Meanwhile, the disgruntled PRP candidate rejected the ruling and insisted that he presented all documents necessary for the prosecution of the matter.
“I am going to appeal the judgement and pursue it to the highest court in the land,” he added.