The ongoing Election Petitions Tribunal between the candidate of APC, Mr. Owoedieyene Ekpenyong (plantiff), and PDP, Hon. Godwin Ekpo, (defendant), slated for today, 5 July, 2019, for continuation of hearing.
The respondent’s counsel led by Barr. Godwin Umoh Esq, had prayed that the petition be struck out for lacking in merit. Counsel to the petitioner led by Barr. Ubong Offiong Esq, argued that the law cited by the learned counsel Umoh Esq, doesn’t replicate the prayers made before the honourable Tribunal, therefore, the court should ignore such application.
After entertaining motion by parties, the panel ruled that all parties will be properly attained to and asked the petitioner to serve a counter motion on affidavit to respondent. The court adjourned to 10 July, 2019, for “Hearing”.
Mattello Felix Jnr