Rivers Election Tribunal: PDP Tenders Comprehensive Voters Registers
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tendered the comprehensive voters registers used for the Rivers State governorship election, to disprove the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate at the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
At the resumed hearing of the petition filed by the APC Governorship Candidate, Mr Dakuku Peterside, the PDP tendered additional accreditation incident forms for wards in different Local Government Areas of the state, to substantiate the victory of Governor Nyesom Wike.
Tendering the voters registers and accreditation incident forms used for the election, Counsel to the PDP, Gordy Uche (SAN), explained that the presentation of the documents became necessary in view of the fact that both manual accreditation and card readers were used during the governorship election.
He noted that the comprehensive voters registers tendered by the party indicated that the governorship election took place under a peaceful atmosphere.
Lawyer to the petitioners, Akin Olujimi (SAN), again objected to the admission of the documents, telling the tribunal that he would state his reasons when presenting his final address.
However, Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Suleiman Ambrosa, admitted all the documents tendered by the PDP and adjourned the matter till October 12, leaving the PDP with less than five days to present relevant documents and call witnesses to defend its victory.