Tribunal Throws Out Ekpenyong’s Petition; Says, The Application Is Merely An Academic Exercise

The National Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Uyo Akwa Ibom State has dismissed the application filed by Dr. Chris Ekpenyong, objecting the forensic inspection of electoral materials by Senator, Godswill Akpabio of APC.

In his wisdom, Justice W. O. Akambi, the Tribunal Chairman, submitted thus:

“Why would the second respondent (Ekpenyong) argue that the petitioner (Akpabio) should not inspect election materials he was involved in?”

He went to say that “the argument does not appeal to the tribunal” and as such, “the application is merely an academic exercise.”