At the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal
Holden at Uyo
Prof. Ernest Ojukwu SAN, Prof. Joash Ohi-Omobitan SAN
With them Solomon Etuk, Edet Bassey, Effiong Okwong, S.U Akor, Benjamin Nwosu, Ugo Njoku, Onu S. Eche, Antiaobong Abang, Otobong Ntewo
For 1st Respondent
Chief Assam Assam SAN, Essien Andrew(SAN designate)
with him Maurice Udoka, Uno Uno, Ini Ememobong, Assam Assam jnr, Mary Etuk
For 2nd Respondent
David Amah with him Samuel Akpabio, Paul Mgbeoma, Uboho Eyo,
For 3rd Respondent
Dr. Solomon ilelanye with him Prince Nwaforo and Mercy Agu
The 1st Respondents in the Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Uyo, today notified the Tribunal of the delays in the sorting of salient materials received from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which they intend to tender in court. The materials numbering about 7,000 must be properly aligned and will be tendered through witnesses, instead of the practice of tendering through the bar, which may eventually amount to dumping of evidence on the court. He also prayed for the records of proceedings to aid in the defence and sought an adjournment to Wednesday July 31, 2019 to open their case.
The Petitioners and Other respondents indicated their non-opposition to the application by counsel to the 1st Respondent, Chief Assam SAN.
The Tribunal notified that the records of proceedings will be given counsel soonest. The court thereafter adjourned the petition to Wednesday 31st July,2019 for opening of defence