Governor Peter Mbah has been summoned to appear before the Enugu State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal today.
The Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, filed the application through its counsel, Barr Alex Amujiogo.
Elder Christopher Agu, the PRP candidate, is suing to overturn Mbah’s declaration as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.
He claims that Mbah was ineligible to run in the election because he allegedly forged his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate, among other things.
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At the resumption of the hearing, Amujiogo, the PRP’s counsel, informed the tribunal that Mbah was supposed to appear in court as a subpoenaed witness.
According to the affidavit deposed by the bailiff of the tribunal, it was difficult to serve Mbah the summons.
Amujiogo then filed an application with the tribunal, requesting that the summons be served on Mbah through his counsel instead of personally.
Although the three respondents, INEC, Mbah, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, objected to the application on the grounds that it should have been made by motion supported by an affidavit during the pre-trial session, the tribunal overruled them.
Justice K. M. Akano, the panel’s chairman, ordered that the subpoena be served on Mbah through his counsel and that he appear before the tribunal today.