Anambra guber: Obiano to face Tribunal on April 17


Obianaso was seeking to upturn the election of Governor Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance. He prayed the tribunal to nullify the Nov. 18 governorship election in Anambra for non-substantial compliance to the Electoral Act. Answers to pre-trial notices were adopted and the tribunal gave the scheduling order. The petitioner, Obianaso, who was in court, was represented by Theophilus Nweke, while K. Mozie, appeared for the first defendant, Gov. In his ruling, Justice H.A. Olusiyi, Chairman of the Tribunal, said that the tribunal was satisfied that there was no other way to resolve the matter than a full blown trial. Olusiyi said there would be expedited hearing of the matter and that the tribunal would not accommodate unnecessary applications for adjournment, as the time was short. He adjourned hearing on the matter till April 17. we previously reported that Governor Willie Obiano has made his first set of appointments barely 24-hours after taking his oath of office for the second tenure. Former secretary to the state government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu was reappointed, while a former senior special assistant to the governor, Primus Okilie was named the chief of staff to the governor. Former SSA on media, Mr James Eze was appointed the chief press secretary to the governor. After his swearing in, Obiano said that the state was on another journey of remarkable achievements.

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