Judgement On My Election Missing, Says Rivers Senator

Filed in News by on July 5, 2017

The Senator representing Rivers East senatorial district, George Thompson Sekibo, yesterday raised the alarm that the judgment of the Rivers State Elections Petition Tribunal that ordered his removal from the Senate could not be accessed.

A three-man panel sitting in Abuja sacked Sekibo and declared Hon. Andrew Uchendu, the petitioner, winner of the senatorial election.

The tribunal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Sekibo and issue a fresh certificate of return Uchendu.

The tribunal held that the petitioner won the lawful majority vote cast during the Rivers Re-run legislative election of December 10, 2016.?

Sekibo told reporters in Abuja yesterday that he would appeal the judgment to obtain justice.

He noted that he and his team of lawyers have made several attempts to the tribunal to obtain the judgment but were told that judgment was missing.

He said: “I have the right to appeal and we have made several attempts to the tribunal to obtain the judgment but they said it is missing and my judgment is the only one not seen. They have done their best and the onus is on me to appeal the judgment.

“I want to appeal to the panel to bring out the judgment they delivered on my matter. If my judgment continues to be missing, it is violation of justice and infringement on my fundamental human rights.”

He said the judgment was delivered by 9pm on June 28.

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