INEC Closes Case In Rivers Election Petition Tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced the closure of their case in the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

At the resumed sitting of the tribunal, lawyer to the electoral umpire, Mr Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), informed the tribunal that having called 16 witnesses, the Commission is satisfied with the weight of the evidence given by the witnesses.

He told the tribunal that the Commission does not intend calling more witnesses and as such applied to close their case.

The application was not opposed by the lawyer to the petitioners.

Justice Suleiman Ambrosa consequently adjourned hearing of the petition to September 3o, to enable Governor Nyesom Wike open his defence.

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