Edo polls: APC begins defence


The All Progressive Congress has opened its defence in the ongoing hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Pastor Ize-Iyamu is asking the tribunal to declare him winner of the September 28, governorship election over alleged non-accreditation of voters and over voting.

The APC which is the third respondent in the suit opened its defence after Governor Godwin Obaseki closed his defence by calling 68 witnesses.

Witnesses called by the APC insisted that they were not trained by the Independent National Electoral Commission but by their party.

The witnesses that testified included Mr. Charles Adenomon, Diamond Ogieriakhi, Ugeleri Sunday, Emmanuel Omoregbee, Hon Osadolor Gilbert and Samuel Omoruyi, all from Ikpoba/,Okha and Ovia South West local governments respectively.

During cross examination , the witnesses said no voted without accreditation.

Diamond Ogieriakhi said he saw INEC officials ticked the voter register in his unit during voting and accreditation which he said was done simultaneously.



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