Two witnesses have just come forward to shed light on an intriguing subject at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Umuahia. According to their testimonies, Governor Alex Otti allegedly failed to officially leave his membership in the All Progressives Congress (APC) before competing for governor on the Labour Party platform. This disclosure has heightened interest in and examination of the governor’s party affiliations during the race.
In a recent development, Friday Ugorji, a key witness (PW2) in the APC’s governorship election case, has made some important statements. Ugorji, the Chairman of Ward 5 in Isiala Ngwa South LGA, revealed that Alex Otti is at the top of the APC party register in the ward.
In a recent statement, he stated that Alex Otti, a major political figure, left the All Progressives Congress (APC) without following proper protocols. Otti was also accused of failing to submit an official resignation letter.
Engr Alozie Macsolomo, the party’s Director of Records, Documentation, and Mobilisation, offered his thoughts on the topic in a recent statement.
PW3, a crucial figure in the ongoing political saga, provided a significant affirmation regarding Otti’s reported resignation from the APC party in a recent statement. Otti’s resignation from the party, according to PW3, violates the terms of the Electoral Act.
In a dramatic change of events, the witness brought the tribunal’s attention to paragraph 10 of his written deposition, a critical piece of evidence that he had earlier confirmed in the witness box.
Tochukwu Maduka, SAN, the primary attorney representing the petitioner, has recently completed presenting their argument.
The tribunal has decided to postpone the proceedings to Tuesday, August 8, 2023, in a significant development. This ruling comes as the respondents prepare to defend themselves.