Udora Orizu in Owerri
There was a drama at the lmo State Election Petition Tribunal yesterday in Owerri, when the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) lawyer in an ongoing election case between the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Araraume and Governor Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told the tribunal that his sole witness would no longer be testifying in the case, as earlier promised.
Senator Araraume is challenging the election of Ihedioha in the last governorship election in Imo State, alleging that the election was marred with electoral irregularities.
The INEC’s counsel, Mr. Aham Ekeh Ejelam (SAN), had pleaded with the tribunal on Thursday to give him until Friday to produce his sole witness to testify in the case, when the witness failed to turn up at the tribunal.
When asked by the Chairman of the tribunal, Hon. Justice M. U. Dogodanji, at the continuation of…
Source: Thisday Newspaper