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Abia guber: Tribunal fixes adoption of final addresses Aug. 29


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The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, in Umuahia, Abia state has fixed August 29 for the adoption of final written addresses.

Mr Alex Otti of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, is challenging the election of the governor of Abia state, Mr Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the March 9 governorship poll.

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The Chairman of the three-member tribunal, Justice Lekan Ogumoye, announced the date for the adoption of the final written addresses after PDP called its only witness, while the respondents were given 10 days to file and serve their addresses.

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He also gave the petitioners seven days to respond and three days for the respondents to reply on points of law.

The tribunal also fixed Thursday for ruling on the application by some members of APGA seeking the removal of APGA’s name as a joint petitioner in Mr Otti’s petition.

Mr Ikpeazu closed his case on Tuesday, after calling 39 witnesses.


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