Two witnesses, while appearing before the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Umuahia confessed that Governor Alex Otti did not resign his membership of the All Progressives Congress before contesting for the state governorship seat under Labour Party.
Friday Ugorji, who testified as PW2 in the governorship election petition filed by Chief Ikechi Emenike of the APC said that he is the Chairman of Ward 5, Isiala Ngwa South LGA and that Alex Otti is the number one in the ward’s party register of APC, according to Daily Post.
According to him: “Alex Otti left APC without due process and did not submit any resignation letter.”
The Director of Records, Documentations and Mobilisation of the party, Engr Alozie Macsolomo spoke in the same vein.
He is PW3 and affirmed that Otti did not resign from APC as provided by the Electoral Act.
However, the lead counsel to the petitioner, Tochukwu Maduka, SAN, has closed his case.
The tribunal adjourned to Tuesday, August 8, 2023, for the respondents to commence their defence.