Rivers Tribunal To Revisit Order On Inspection Of Materials

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The elections tribunal hearing the petition against the election of Chief Nyesom Wike as Governor of Rivers State on Monday agreed to revisit an earlier ruling on the inspection of election materials as demanded by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

The tribunal had earlier, through an application by the counsel to the APC, Chief Olujimi (SAN), ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should make available election materials to the plaintiffs for inspection, but on Monday, counsel to Wike, E. C. Ujala (SAN), brought a counter motion which, on argument, convinced the tribunal as to the implications of granting the request made by the plaintiff.

In a statement by Sir Opunabo Inko-Tariah, JP., Special Adviser to the Governor on Media And Publicity, considering the arguments of the respondent’s counsel, the tribunal agreed to revisit its earlier ruling on the matter, pointing out that it is within its remit to set aside its own order.

Consequently, Wike’s counsel, Ukala, moved a motion to set aside the order earlier granted by the tribunal for inspection of materials used during the governorship election.

The matter was adjourned to Thursday for ruling on the motion moved by Ujala.

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