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Otti Heads to Court to Challenge PDP Victory in Abia


One of the losers in the just concluded April 11 governorship elections, in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), last Friday, in the dying minutes of the day, filed his petition at the Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Umuahia, challenging the victory of the People Democratic Party in the state.


The legal adviser to Dr. Otti’s campaign organisation, Mr. Ken Ahia, disclosed a petition had been filed asking for the declaration Otti as the real winner of the 2015 election.”


Ahia said: “This is a confirmation of electoral process. Abians spoke and voted overwhelmingly for Dr. Alex Otti, but that mandate was stolen. We are here in the court to retrieve the mandate”.


He disclosed that the lead counsel, Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN), would be leading five others in the prosecution of the matter.

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