Akwa Ibom, Abia, Taraba Elections: Supreme Court set to rule as hearing ends

The Supreme Court is set to rule on the governorship elections in Akwa Ibom, Abia and Taraba States, after hearing all arguments on the respective cases.

The court was on recess by 9.30 pm Wednesday, after lengthy arguments that took most of the day.

A PREMIUM TIMES’ correspondent at the court said judges heard arguments concerning seven different appeals challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal court to nullify the entire election in Akwa Ibom State.

Damian Dodo, counsel to Governor Udom Emmanuel, argued that the cancellation of the previous results based on reported card reader issues, was not constitutional.

Mr. Dodo also argued that the allegation of disenfranchisement should have been checked per polling station, and not by relying on claims from a few polling units.

Responding, Wole Olanikpekun, the counsel to the APC and its candidate in the election, Umana Umana, said the previous judgements were not based on just the card readers, but on core evidence.

He said various evidences were brought before the court.

More to come…


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