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The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), has taken over the premises of the hall of BON Platinum Hotel within the Independence Layout less than 24 hours after it was used for the presentation of certificates of return.
The hotel was the venue where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), issued certificates to Governor-elect Peter Mbah, deputy Ifeanyi Ossai and House of Assembly members-elect.
A structural defect caused a loud noise on Thursday during the issuance of the certificates of return to the winners.
The bang triggered pandemonium which caused the recipients, their family members, INEC officials, and others to scamper for safety.
During an inspection on Friday, the ECTDA discovered the building had no approval plan, the same case with another structure under construction.
The Chairman, Josef Onoh announced that the hall would remain shut pending the outcome of further integrity checks.
‘The proprietor is not ready to exercise patience for the Nigeria Society of Engineers to come for their own inspection.
‘Asking us to allow her host a wedding there tomorrow. I wonder how much she collected that the venue cannot be relocated,’ Onoh said.
In another report, Enugu State governor-elect, Dr. Peter Mbah, has declared that his victory in the gubernatorial election of the 18th of March is dedicated to the people of the state who worked tirelessly for his victory.
Mbah, who alongside his deputy, Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai, and 23 House of Assembly members-elect received their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu yesterday, saying the mandate given to him by the people would be reciprocated with good governance, industrialisation, and strategic policies that drive development.