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Election Tribunal: Oborevwori Objects To Omo-Agege’s 3728 INEC Documents

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Election Tribunal: Oborevwori Objects To Omo-Agege’s 3728 INEC Documents

GOVERNOR Sherrif Oborevwori of Delta State, Tuesday, objected to the admissibility of 3728 INEC forms of EC25B, EC40A, EC40B and EC40C across the 25 local government areas of the state.

The forms were tendered at the State Election Petition Tribunal by the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the March 18 governorship election, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

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Counsels of Oborevwori, the second respondent, Samson Egege and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the third respondent, Ekeme Ohwovoriole SAN, objected to the admissibility of the documents and reserved the details of their objections to their final written addresses.

At the resumed hearing of the petition brought before the tribunal by Omo-Agege challenging the declaration of Oborevwori as the winner of the election by INEC, Counsel to the APC candidate, Bello Abu had applied to tender the INEC forms, which he said, reflected the schedule filed on July 10, 2023.

Abu who held the brief of A. K Osawota, said1036 were forms of EC25B; 941 of EC40A; 880 of EC40B and 871 of EC40C.

He also tendered in evidence, receipts of payment for certified true copies of for the forms EC25 and EC40 series as well as original copies of the INEC manual for electoral officers as well as the CTC of INEC regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the election, 2022 together with receipts of payments.

Cousels to the second and third respondents, however, did not raise objections to INEC regulations and guidelines for the conduct of election, 2022.

The three-man tribunal headed by Justice C.H Ahuchaogu admitted the documents and marked them as exhibits.

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