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Tribunal refuses application to disqualify APC’s witnesses

16 July 2015, 16:10

Uyo - Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has lost his bid to stop the witnesses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from testifying against him before the Akwa Ibom Governorship Petition Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja, reports Daily  Trust.

The tribunal dismissed the request by the governor that all the APC witnesses be disqualified from testifying on the grounds that they used their initials instead of their full names in the statements on oath.

Also read: Akwa Ibom tribunal orders INEC to move election materials to Abuja

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Sadiq Umar, while giving ruling on the request by the governor said the request was strange and could not be supported by any law.

The judge upheld the submission of Wole Olanipekun, counsel to the petitioner that the witnesses have the right under the law to use their initials or acronym on their statements on oath.

Read more at Daily  Trust.

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