The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo on Monday granted the All Progressives Congress (APC) an order of ‘substituted service’ on Gov. Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) being the primary respondent within the election petition filed by Mr Nsima Ekere, APC governorship candidate within the 2019 normal elections.
The tribunal, below the Chairmanship of Honourable Justice A. M. Yakubu, additionally granted APC depart to examine all mandatory election supplies used in the course of the governorship election listed within the petition.
The lead Counsel to Ekere and the APC, Chief Victor Iyenam, advised Journalists that the social gathering would proceed instantly to stick the service at PDP state secretariat positioned at Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo.
In accordance with Iyenam, “What we had in the present day was software for substituted service. Efforts to service Gov. Udom Emmanuel failed.
“As we speak, the courtroom has granted us depart to serve the governor at PDP workplace in Uyo. After which the opposite software was to examine election supplies and the courtroom has additionally granted us that one.
“So we’ll get to INEC workplace to acquire the paperwork as listed, examine them, make photocopies. So, these are the 2 issues that got here earlier than the tribunal in the present day.
“The inspection of paperwork will start instantly as quickly as we obtain rule order from the tribunal. What’s left now could be administrative.”