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Akpabio witness goes blind in court

16 September 2015, 12:25

Uyo - There was mild drama at the Akwa Ibom State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday as one of the witnesses of Senator Godswill Akpabio declared himself momentarily blind, reports NewsDay.

Elijah Ekanem, one of the witnesses called by Akpabio to defend his victory in the March 28 National Assembly elections contracted himself during cross examination.

Inebehe Okori of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had approached the tribunal challenging  conduct of the election and declaration of Akpabio as winner of the poll.

Also read: Tribunal orders inspection of ballot papers in Akpabio’s election

Ekanem, who said he voted in his polling unit 001, Lutheran High School Gate, Ikot Ekpene, noted that the election was free and fair.

He claimed he saw a large crowd of APC supporters in his polling unit when he came for accreditation but denied knowing or seeing any APC member when asked if he saw them when he came back for voting.

When asked to read the result sheet of his unit, he said he forgot his glasses at home and could not read.

When the court provided him with a flashlight to aid his reading, Ekanem insisted that he can not see anything.

Read more at  NewsDay.

- News24


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