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Witness Absence Stalls The Opening Of INEC’s Defence.



The INEC’s counsel informed the court that the witness scheduled to testify could not attend court.


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The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal is hearing the petition filed by Mr Chijioke Edeoga of the LP against the election of Gov. Peter Mbah of the PDP. Edoga is praying the tribunal disqualifies Mbah over alleged NYSC certificate forgery and manipulation of election results.

During the court session, the INEC’s counsel, H. Okoli, told the court that the witness he had scheduled to testify could not make it to court.

“I was just informed as I made my way to court that the witness missed his flight and cannot be in court,” he said.

Okoli said the first respondent had two days to defend the March 18 governorship election result.

“We are aware that they have only two days and humbly ask the court to grant them tomorrow to come,” he said.

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The lead counsel to the petitioners, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, did not oppose the application made by Okoli. Also, the second and third respondents’ counsels, Mr Ikechukwu Onuoma and Mr Anthony Ani, SAN, did not oppose it.

The Chairman of the three-member Tribunal, Justice M. K Akano, appealed to the second respondent’s counsel to be ready to open his case at the close of the INEC’s case. Akano adjourned the case for a hearing on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.


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