Thu. Mar 21st, 2019

Ekiti Tribunal To Rule On Ballot Papers Recounting


The Ekiti State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting at the Apo High Court will tomorrow rule on the recounting of ballot papers before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at Apo village, Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The tribunal, yesterday, adjourned the sitting till tomorrow to rule on the application, after members listened to the arguments by both parties.
The tribunal is chaired by Justice Suleiman Bolaji.

Respondents in the petition are: the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the winner of the election, Dr John Kayode Fayemi.
The petitioners are challenging the declaration of Fayemi as the winner of the election.
At resumed hearing yesterday, counsel to the petitioner, Mr Sunday Olowolafe, brought an application, urging the tribunal to recount the ballot papers used in the July 14 poll.

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