The governorship election tribunal sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state Wednesday struck out the petition filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC), and its candidate, Sonni Ogbuoji against the election of Governor David Umahi.
This came after Michael Odo counsel to the APC governorship candidate, Sonni Ogbuoji moved a motion for withdrawal of the petition .
counsel to Governor Umahi, Okechukwu Otukwu and other respondents, Peoples Democratic party (PDP),Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not oppose the motion.
Justice A. Abdulkarim who preceded over the tribunal preceding with suit number EPT/EB/ Gov/ 01/2019 was left with no other choice but to strike out the petition.
It equally awarded cost of N100,000 against the petitioner Sonni Ogbuoji.
Ogbuoji during the governorship election on March 9th 2019 lost to the incumbent governor David Umahi of the PDP.
Umahi garnered a total of 393,343 votes cast across the 13 local governments in the state, while Ogbuoji got a total of 81703 votes cast to place a distant second.