Wednesday’s sitting of the Hon Justice Goddy Anunihu led Akwa Ibom State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting at the Customary Court, Dutsen Alhaji , Abuja witnessed the dramatic appearance in court of the Akwa Ibom State APC Governorship Candidate, Mr. Umana Umana . Umana whose symbolic entry into the court was greeted with a standing ovation from both counsels and party faithfuls was accompanied by a former three term member of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Bernard Udoh and other chieftains of the APC.
At the resumed hearing of the trial, Chairman of the tribunal, Hon. Justice Goddy Anunihu requested that the petitioners counsel, Assam Assam (SAN), do apply for the leave of the court and retrieve the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial election results tendered on Tuesday by the Akwa Ibom state chairman of the APC, Dr. Amadu Attai.
The chairman urged the petitioners counsel to retrieve Exibit B23 and B24 and provide serial index of the documents to aid easy referencing and documentation.
In line with the request of the tribunal, counsel to the petitioner, Chief Assam Assam (SAN), officially applied for the leave of the court to retrieve the March 28, 2015 Certified True Copy of the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district results earlier tendered on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 to provide index for ease of identification and present same to court.
Counsel to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd respondents raised no objection to the application. The tribunal thereafter adjourned the case to Thursday, August 6, 2015 for the continuation of the trial.