Enugu Election Tribunal: Why APC’s Lawyer Was Arrested, Car Impounded

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The premises of the Enugu State High Court, venue of the State Governorship Election Tribunal, turned into a battle field as supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Chief Okey Ezea engaged one of his lawyers, Mr. George Ogara in a fight outside the court room over who should represent him and the APC in the matter.

TheStreeReporters.com recall that Ezea is challenging the election of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

His supporters engaged one of his lawyers, Mr. George Ogara in a free-for-all for refusing to surrender the documents and exhibits relating to the petition.

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When the lawyer, Mr. Ogara refused to surrender the document and insisted on going ahead with the petition, he was arrested by a team of policemen who towed his car containing the documents packed in three Ghana-Must-Go bags to an unknown destination.

The Petitioners, Chief Barrister Okey Ezea and the APC filed petition number EPT/ENU/GOV/01/2015 against Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Peoples Democratic Party, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Enugu State and Returning Officer for Enugu State Governorship Election, Professor Hillary Edeoga.

In the petition, Ezea claimed among other prayers for an order declaring him (Ezea) as validly elected and be returned as the winner of the gubernatorial election held in Enugu State on 11th April 2015.

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