Enugu Tribunal : PDP Shuts LP, As Witness Tenders Gov Mbah’s NYSC Letters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) subpoena witness, Mr. Victor Ude, on Thursday, tendered the Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) letters of redeployment, deferment, and reinstatement at the state governorship election petition tribunal.

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Enugu State, Mr. Chijioke Edeoga, is challenging the governor’s victory in the March 18 election over alleged irregularities and forgery of the NYSC discharge certificate.

The witness also tendered Mbah’s final clearance letter after he completed his compulsory national service, among others.

The LP lead counsel, Mr. Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), objected to the admissibility of the document, saying he would give his reasons in their final address.

The tribunal, however, admitted the document as evidence.

During the cross-examination by the LP counsel, Ude told the panel there was a letter from the NYSC that reinstated Mbah after his deferment.

The witness said he wrote the letters to the NYSC and got the reply as well.

Ude, however, said he was not aware of the Inspector-General of Police’s reply on the investigation of the NYSC in March.

The tribunal chairman, Justice M.K Akano, adjourned the proceeding till August 16 for the adoption of final written addresses.