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Tribunal: Okowa’s fresh motions stalls hearing

PROCEEDINGS at the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, has been stalled following three fresh applications by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, seeking details of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC officials being summoned  by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State in the April 11 election, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor to testify at the tribunal.

Meanwhile, the tribunal has adjourned till today to hear the fresh applications by counsel to Governor Okowa and the PDP, challenging the summoning of some INEC staff by the APC governorship candidate to testify at the tribunal.

The APC governorship candidate, had through his counsel, Chief Thomson Okpokor, SAN, in readiness to call in his witnesses, had on August 7, after the pre-trial,  filed a motion seeking the tribunal to summon some INEC officials to testify as witnesses before the tribunal.

Opposing the fresh motion brought by Okowa through his lead counsel, Dr. Alex Iziyon, SAN and the PDP’s counsel, A .T Kehinde, SAN, APC counsel,  Okpokor asked the tribunal for time to enable him respond to the fresh motions brought by the respondents.

 

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