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Supreme Court Begins Hearing On Appeal Against Ikpeazu



The Supreme Court has commenced listening to on the attraction filed in opposition to the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

At the onset of continuing on Wednesday, counsel to Mr. Alex Orti and APGA Mr. Lateef Fagbemi adopted his processes.

According to him, claims by the Appellate Court that the paperwork tendered on the tribunal had been dumped on the court docket needs to be put aside.

Mr. Fagbemi argued that the findings by the Appellate Court that the paperwork tendered weren’t true licensed doc was additionally an error as a result of the difficulty of correct certification didn’t come up.

He added that there should be respect for the rule of legislation and the required process.

In the ultimate evaluation, he requested the court docket to permit the attraction and put aside the place of the Appellate Court and order a contemporary election.

On his half counsel to INEC, Mr. Zakawanu Garba requested the Supreme Court to dismiss the attraction.

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Counsel to Governor Ikpeazu, Mr. Wole Olanipekun additionally requested the court docket to dismiss the attraction.

According to him the appellant got here third and desires to usurp.

Mr. Olanipekun stated the appellant needs to make a mountain out of a molehill of proof on the trial tribunal when the tribunal has already stated it isn’t of any probative worth because the maker of the doc was not referred to as to testify with respect to the doc.

He additional said that it’s an error for the appellant to ask the court docket to take discover that his consumer didn’t attraction the tribunal place on the paperwork, including that there’s nothing on this attraction.

The counsel to the appellant was in Atiku vs Muhammadu Buhari and he made a transparent assertion in that case, noting that the court docket can not make any resolution based mostly on rumour.

He additionally added that it’s legislation sanctioned by the apex court docket that INEC pointers are usually not and can’t be accorded the identical standing with the provisions of the structure.

The good card reader he pressured can not depose or dethrone the election register.

Judgment has been stood all the way down to 2pm as we speak.

The 7 man panel was presided over by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour.

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