Akwa Ibom Guber Poll: Appeal Court Panel Sits Today

A special panel of the Court of Appeal constituted to hear and determine all appeals relating to and emanating from the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Tribunal will sit tomorrow.

The panel, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), will hear all applications as well as arguments on briefs already before it. The appellants and respondents would also be expected to adopt their briefs.

It was gathered that there are four appeals before the panel.

All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in state governorship election, Umana O. Umana’s appeal No. CA/A/EPT/ 656C/2015 will be heard on the brief presented  by his legal team led by Chief Wole Olanipekun.

Issues such as the propriety or otherwise of cancelling elections in 18 out  of the 31 local governments areas would be considered.
Also, the court would determine whether or not Umana was duly nominated by his party to contest the election.
It was gathered that the end of the proceedings, the panel would announce a date for judgment.

Credit: Thisday