September 29, 2023 1:26 am

Alex Otti did not resign his membership of APC before contesting Governorship on the platform of Labour Party … Witnesses

By Our Reporter

Two witnesses have told the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State that “Mr Alex Otti did not resign his membership of the All Progressive Congress, APC before contesting the governorship on the platform of Labour Party”.

Friday Ugorji who testified as PW2 in the governorship election petition filled by Chief Ikechi Emenike against Alex Otti and others 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.

Hear him, “Alex Otti left APC without due process and did not submit any resignation letter”.

Besides, the Director of Records, Documentations and Mobilisation of the party, Engr Alozie Macsolomo spoke in the same vein. He is PW3 and affirmed that Alex Otti did not resign from APC as provided by the Electoral Act.

The witness referred the tribunal to paragraph 10 of his written deposition which he had earlier adopted in the witness box.

Meanwhile, the lead counsel to the petitioner, Tochukwu Maduka (SAN) has closed his case.

Although at the beginning, the counsel had told the tribunal that he would call about 30 witnesses, he processed only three.

The tribunal adjourned to Tuesday August 8, 2023 for the respondents to commence their defence

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