Monday, 2 September 2019

See the 10 cases the C'River Election Tribunal will deliver judgment by tomorrow

The election petition tribunal sitting in Calabar will on Wednesday,  4th September, 2019 deliver judgment in ten cases brought before it immediately after the general elections.  

The cases which has to do with the likes of Victor Ndoma-Egba, erstwhile leader of the National Assembly, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo, former Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. Alex Egbonna, Rt. Hon. Eteng Jones Williams, current Speaker of the state House of Assembly and others. 

The cases include Suit number 

1. EPT/CAL/S/01/2019 between Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba CON, SAN of the All Progressive Congress versus Senator Sandy Onor of the People's Democratic Party and two others. 

2. EPT/CAL/HR/03/2019 between Egbe Abeng Egbe of APC versus Hon. Michael Etaba Irom of the PDP and two others; 

3. EPT/CAL/HR/04/2019 between Victor Abang of APC versus Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and two others; 

4.EPT/CAL/HR/11/2019 between Hon. John Gaul Lebo of the PDP versus APC, Hon. Alex Egbonna and one other.

Other cases which judgment will be delivered include that affecting the current speaker of the state House of Assembly Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams in suit number:

5. EPT/CAL/SHA/13/2019 between him and three others as respondents versus Hon. Ujong Bob Ujong of the APC.

6. EPT/CAL/HR/12/2019 between Innocent Chima Ovat Versus Hon. Michael Etaba and two others

7. EPT/CAL/SHA/17/2019 between Barr. Sabastine Ubua Anyia and other versus Hon. Dr. Virginia Itam Abang and two others; 

8. EPT/CAL/SHA/19/2019 Charles Ikpi Eni and another versus Charles Ikpi Eni versus Ofem E. Nelson and two others; 

9. EPT/CAL/SHA/24/2019 between Hon. Bassey Efiom Asuquo and another versus Hon. Elizabeth Edem Ironbar and two others;

 10. EPT/CAL/SHA/28/2019 between Apostle Godwin Ukpanukpong and another versus Mr. Godwin Akwaji and two others.

The three judges on the panel are Justice Vincent Agbata as chairman, Ishaku Kunda, and Abubakar Bello as members one and two respectively.

Hearing notices have been issued accordingly to all the parties in the matter through their lawyers. Further information from the tribunal secretariat reveals that the second panel chaired by Justice A. A. Babawale will also deliver judgment on Thursday 5th September in some of the cases before it.

As at the time of filing this report, the list of the cases which judgment will be delivered in panel two was yet to be disclosed.

The 3rd panel of the Election Petition Tribunal is the one handling the governorship election petition, which judgment is reserved for a date soon to be announced.