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Stalemate in Edo Tribunal over witness status

SITTING at the Governorship Election Tribunal in Benin, Edo State, yesterday, suffered a setback over the status of a witness subpoenaed by the tribunal as counsel to the petitioners and the respondents engaged in a heated argument on whether he should be allowed to testify or not. Xby Counterflix Argument began mid way at the tribunal when counsel to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Kehinde Eleja, SAN, ordered the court clerk to administer oath to a witness, Oviosun Enas, said to have been subpoenaed by the tribunal on January 17, 2017. Responding, counsel to the 2nd respondent, Ken Mozia, SAN, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel to All Progressives Congress, APC, Niyi Akintola, SAN, opposed the request on grounds that the witness did not make any written deposition before the tribunal

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