The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Cross River State has dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Sandy Onor, against the election victory of Bassey Otu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the judgment, delivered by the tribunal panel on Tuesday, cited a lack of merit as the primary reason for dismissing the PDP’s petition.
Sandy Onor, the PDP’s candidate, had contested the legitimacy of Bassey Otu’s victory, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in the March 18th poll.
Recall that Bassey Otu got 258,619 votes, while Sandy Onor secured 179,636 votes. Notably, the APC candidate won in 15 of the 18 local government areas declared by the commission in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State.