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Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by searay(m): 2:52pm On Feb 15, 2016
Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Electionby Sitippe Akwa Ibom 15/02/2016 | 1:24 0 Posted in AkwaIbom News
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In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nwaeze and unanimously supported by the 7-man panel, the courts said that the petitioner made allegations of criminal acts but could not prove it beyond reasonable doubt.
It added that the lower court curiously used a newspaper report to decide on criminal acts misconceiving the grounds of the appeal of the APC and its candidate.
According to him, the law is settled that disenfranchisement must be proved polling unit by polling unit.
The court also held that there was a wrong reliance on the petitioner witness number 48 by the lower court to decide that there was disenfranchisement of voters in 18 of the 32 local governments in Akwa Ibom State, even though the said witness admitted that he was not at his polling unit at the time of the polls.
The court also held that the over generalization that there was anarchy in Akwa Ibom State during the polls was wrong because the Nigerian Police report of the polls largely contradicts that of the witnesses which were relied upon by the court.
Justice Centus Nwaeze held that the two lower courts metamorphosed into an inquisitor forum shopping for schemishes even though there was no demonstration in court.
The apex court held that the judgment by the tribunal and the appellate courts were not consistent with the law and are accordingly set aside.

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Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by zico530(m): 2:55pm On Feb 15, 2016
Thank God the Supreme Court is alive, if not APC would have destroyed Nigeria. More grace to your lives.

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Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by searay(m): 2:57pm On Feb 15, 2016
shocked
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by peacengine(m): 2:59pm On Feb 15, 2016
Chai APC zombies Chai, sorry o grin grin Hehehehe

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Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by SouthernBreeze(m): 3:06pm On Feb 15, 2016
Zombies come make una come see food oh. Another reason to wail once more grin grin
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by Orjioorji(m): 3:25pm On Feb 15, 2016
lair Mohammed is gradually going down APC is going down.
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by ishiamu(m): 3:27pm On Feb 15, 2016
SouthernBreeze:
Zombies come make una come see food oh. Another reason to wail once more grin grin

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Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by Nobody: 3:44pm On Feb 15, 2016
God bless this brave men and women of the supreme court for standing up to the desperados of the APC who are attempting to steal the people's mandate through the back door

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Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by ozoigbondu: 3:47pm On Feb 15, 2016
Sagay should also come and weep over this

God bless the ladies and gentlemen of the supreme court
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by Ecoterrorism(f): 3:53pm On Feb 15, 2016
The Nigeria police testimony was a big contrast to APC witness testimony on violence during the polls.



APC lawyers were riding on media propaganda for the trial but forgot to bring their A game in during the trial.
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by Amanwulu1(m): 4:11pm On Feb 15, 2016
Whareva
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by wirinet(m): 4:13pm On Feb 15, 2016
searay:
Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Electionby Sitippe Akwa Ibom 15/02/2016 | 1:24 0 Posted in AkwaIbom News
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In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nwaeze and unanimously supported by the 7-man panel, the courts said that the petitioner made allegations of criminal acts but could not prove it beyond reasonable doubt.
It added that the lower court curiously used a newspaper report to decide on criminal acts misconceiving the grounds of the appeal of the APC and its candidate.
According to him, the law is settled that disenfranchisement must be proved polling unit by polling unit.
The court also held that there was a wrong reliance on the petitioner witness number 48 by the lower court to decide that there was disenfranchisement of voters in 18 of the 32 local governments in Akwa Ibom State, even though the said witness admitted that he was not at his polling unit at the time of the polls.
The court also held that the over generalization that there was anarchy in Akwa Ibom State during the polls was wrong because the Nigerian Police report of the polls largely contradicts that of the witnesses which were relied upon by the court.
Justice Centus Nwaeze held that the two lower courts metamorphosed into an inquisitor forum shopping for schemishes even though there was no demonstration in court.
The apex court held that the judgment by the tribunal and the appellate courts were not consistent with the law and are accordingly set aside.

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According to the bolded quote, no governorship or presidential election can ever be annulled or cancelled by the supreme court. It will be impossible to prove irregularities in all polling units in a state or country within the stipulated time allowed by the tribunal to try the case. The cost of cost of calling witnesses from every polling unit will be huge. Petitioners and lawyers are wasting their time and money challenging governorship and presidential elections in Nigeria.
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by tietie85(m): 4:25pm On Feb 15, 2016
hehehe
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by Patdedon(m): 4:56pm On Feb 15, 2016
What then is the function of party agents at every polling unit?

wirinet:


According to the bolded quote, no governorship or presidential election can ever be annulled or cancelled by the supreme court. It will be impossible to prove irregularities in all polling units in a state or country within the stipulated time allowed by the tribunal to try the case. The cost of cost of calling witnesses from every polling unit will be huge. Petitioners and lawyers are wasting their time and money challenging governorship and presidential elections in Nigeria.

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Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by Marcelinho(m): 5:24pm On Feb 15, 2016
Thank God for Supreme Court now APC can rest with their media propaganda
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by Lordtrillion(m): 5:59pm On Feb 15, 2016
Ok
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by baralatie(m): 6:13pm On Feb 15, 2016
chukwudi44:
God bless this brave men and women of the supreme court for standing up to the desperados of the APC who are attempting to steal the people's mandate through the back door
The lower courts messed this one!
Kudos to the supreme court
Re: Supreme Court Explains Why They Upheld Governor Udom’s Election by Babacele: 7:06pm On Feb 15, 2016
wirinet:


According to the bolded quote, no governorship or presidential election can ever be annulled or cancelled by the supreme court. It will be impossible to prove irregularities in all polling units in a state or country within the stipulated time allowed by the tribunal to try the case. The cost of cost of calling witnesses from every polling unit will be huge. Petitioners and lawyers are wasting their time and money challenging governorship and presidential elections in Nigeria.
I disagree immensely please. the lawyers didn't do their work well. who knows whether it s a sabotage. judges ain't father Xmas. nonetheless ,we know they. sacrificed justice for technicality. we shall reform the judiciary , mos def.

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