Connect with us

Legal Updates

Enugu State Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate Under Investigation: APC



Enugu State Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate Under Investigation: APC

Civil Society Organisation intensifies Investigation of Alleged professional misconduct Against

the Deputy Governorship candidate of the APC, Mr George Ogara.


Enugu State Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate Under Investigation: APC

The call for an investigation into the allegation of professional misconduct against a legal practitioner

and the Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Enugu State, Mr George

Ogara has been intensified by a Civil Society Organisation, Make A Difference Initiative, MADI.


Atiku vows not to disappoint Nigerians if Elected


The group is renowned for calling out unethical practices both in the public and private sectors in the

the country made the call in a statement by its Executive Director, Mr Lemmy Ughegbe. He said the call

became necessary given the fast-approaching 2023 governorship election in Enugu, which could

be influenced by what the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Peter Mbah,

described as a malicious lawsuit against him orchestrated by George Ogara and filed by another legal

practitioner, Mr Ejike Obumneme.


CSO Demands Probe Into Alleged Judicial Process Abuse

investigation into the petition filed against the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives

Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Mr George Ogara and Barrister Ejike Obumneme, for malicious use of

the judiciary to subvert the will of the people and derail democracy.


“The petition was filed by the governorship candidate of the PDP, Dr Peter Mbah. In the said petition,

Dr Mbah had accused Mr Ogara of gross violation of the rules of professional conduct for legal

practitioners by supplying false information to mislead the court and malign him. “In a separate

the petition, Dr Mbah also accused Obumneme of filing frivolous and malicious processes based on

the information he knew or reasonably ought to know to be false.


Group Petitions INEC over ‘Fake’ Enugu APC Deputy Gubernatorial candidate.

“After painstakingly studying the petition and all related documents, Make A Difference Initiative is

duty bound to call on the LPDC to take urgent steps to investigate the claims of professional

the misconduct against Ogara and Obumneme to safeguard the sanctity of the temple of



“Going by our own investigation of the facts of this case, we find compelling and persuasive grounds

why Ogara and Obumneme have questions to answer for alleged professional misconduct. “For instance,

in the said Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/2257/2022, they alleged that Peter Mbah made a plea bargain and a plea

of guilty was entered on his behalf on July 7, 2015, in Charge No. FHC/L/09C/2007 supposedly preferred

against him at the Federal High Court.


Hence he is an ex-convict and ineligible to contest election to the office of Governor of Enugu State until

after ten years from the 7th day of July 2015.


2023 Enugu governorship: CSO fears judicial process abuse

“However, a Certified True Copy of the court ruling obtained by our organisation clearly shows that Peter

Mbah did not undergo any trial in the first place, let alone enter into any plea bargain, as he was

discharged from the said Suit at the instance of the prosecution, the EFCC, about two years before

the said plea bargain of July 7, 2015.


“As officers in the temple of justice, Ogara and Obumneme are aware of these facts but choose to

peddle this falsehood and use the court processes in the utter desecration of the temple and in breach

of Rules 1, 15, 24, and 32 of the Rules of Professional Conduct 2007.“We, therefore, call on other patriots

and lovers of democracy to prevail on the LPDC to quicken the adjudication of this matter”,” the group



Enugu State Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate Under Investigation: APC

MADI said it was persuaded by the facts on the ground to believe that Ogara, who is the deputy

governorship candidate of the APC in the same election that Dr Peter Mbah is contesting as the

governorship candidate The PDP deliberately orchestrated the malicious lawsuit to gain an electoral

advantage over Mbah.


“It is, therefore, in the interest of the sanctity of our electoral process and the legal profession

that both Ogara and Obumneme do not go scot-free if, indeed, they have breached the Rules

and ethics of their profession, MADI emphasised.


Enugu State Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate Under Investigation: APC

In his reaction, the Director-General of APC Governorship Campaign Organisation in Enugu State,

Comrade Fidelis Edeh insisted that as a campaign organisation, they were not a party to any suit

challenging the candidacy of Dr Mbah. Comrade Edeh, however, said the right thing to do was for

the parties to be taken to court to defend themselves.

Click Button Below to Join Our Telegram Groups
WhatsApp Telegram

For Advert Inquiries & News/Article Publishing

Call:+2348033888791, +2347069999005