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Edo Governorship Election Tribunal rejects time extension by PDP

By Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu, Benin City   |   11 February 2017   |   4:08 am

PDP governorship candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu voting at Iguododo Primary School during the election in Edo state. PHOTO: NAN

The Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal yesterday evening refused to grant the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in last September governorship election in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, an extension of time to call more witnesses, as the 14 days allowed it to present evidences and call witnesses ended at 1pm yesterday.

Chairman of the three-member panel, Justice Ahmed Badamasi, said besides the tribunal lacking the powers for such an extension, the application for extension of time lacked merit and so it was refused.

But one of the Counsel to the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, Mr. Ken Mozia (SAN), escaped death when youths suspected to be thugs attacked his Prado jeep in a convoy with other of his colleagues after yesterday’s proceedings at the exit gate of the Tribunal.


Mozia, who described the incident as shocking, lamented: “I had earlier informed the security agents to stop these youths from converging at the exit gate, because it is dangerous for us.




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