The House of Assembly Election Petitions tribunal for Ibiono Ibom state Constituency and in the case of the candidate of APC, Mr. Owoedinyene Ekpenyong (Plaintiff), against the candidate of PDP, Hon. Godwin Ekpo (Defendant), sat today as pre-hearing began over the case. The petitioner and the Ist Respondent were present.
Application were served by the counsel of the Petitioner, Ubong Offiong Esq to the counsel of 1st Respondent, (Godwin Ekpo), led by G. A. Umoh Esq and the 2nd Respondent (PDP), led by Augustine Ekpo Esq, and 3rd Respondent (INEC), led by Nyong Esq respectively.
The petitioner’s counsel prayed to tender 35 witnesses on the scheduled date of the next sitting and also asked for time to respond to motion on notice filed by the first Respondent. The prayers were granted by the Tribunal.
The three man panel asked parties to agree on date for continuation which the court adjourned to July 2, 2019.
© Matthew Felix