Legal tussle for Abia north: Ohuabunwa calls 39 witnesses to testify against Kalu



Mr Mike Onyeka, Counsel for . Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP) in his petition challenging the election of . Orji Kalu (APC) for Abia Senatorial District, said the petitioner had so far 39 witnesses in the case.
Onyeka said this while briefing newsmen in Umuahia at the of Tuesday’ proceedings in Panel II of the National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia.
He said that the petitioner eight witnesses and had 10 left to close his case.
He confirmed that the alleged missing exhibits, which forced the tribunal to adjourn last Tuesday, had intact and had used for the purpose they were intended.
On his part, Kalu’ lead counsel, Mr Kelvin Nwufo (SAN), said that they were happy the pieces of evidence by two of the petitioner’ witnesses which, he said, were in favour of APC.
Also, Counsel for the National Electoral Commission, Mr Kadizua Okoroafor, expressed confidence that the tribunal will help to ensure that justice was done in the petition.
Okoroafor said that it was not true that exhibits in the custody of the panel got missing last week.
He said that contrary, the exhibits were kept in a file which was not readily available at the time the petitioners counsel for them.
Meanwhile, the tribunal has adjourned to Monday, July 29 for the petitioner to continue his witnesses. (NAN)