Alex Otti, (NIGERIA MOMENT).
TRIBUNAL GRANTS APGA REQUEST,... IKPEAZU'S AIDES BEATS UP COURT BAILIFF
The inaugural sitting on May 21, 2015 at the tribunal had all Dr. Alex Otti ‘s requests granted. The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Umuahia has granted an order to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate in the April elections in Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti to inspect electoral materials used for the elections.
Counsel to the petitioner, Chris Uche (SAN), had applied for an exparte motion from the tribunal during its inaugural sitting to inspect ballot papers, card readers and form EC8G and another order to serve the respondents.
The chairman of the tribunal Justice Usman Bwala in his ruling, granted both motions and ordered that the first respondent, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu be served using substituted means.
Reacting to the ruling, the counsel to the petitioner, Chris Uche (SAN), said the tribunal granted them three days to inspect the materials at INEC office in Umuahia, adding that their team will be bring in experts for forensic analysis as well as statisticians.
The chairman of the tribunal had during the inaugural sitting admonished all parties in the case to stay clear of them throughout the period of the sitting to enable them discharge their duties without interference.
According to the information gathered, immediately after the tribunal sitting the tribunal bailiff went to serve Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu the court papers, but he was molested and beaten up by Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu ‘s aides. The matter has been reported to the police, but no action is yet taken.
Source: Dr. Alex Otti’s Media