Edem Edem, Calabar
Elections Petition Tribunal in Calabar, Cross River State Capital has received 26 petitions.
The petitions according to our investigations includes, four for Senate, nine for House of Representatives, Eleven for House of Assembly and two Governorship petitions.
The petitions are filed by various political parties and aggrieved candidates of the parties.
Most of the petitions according to our findings are filed by Labour Party (LP) and All Progressives Congress (APC).
Interestingly, the Governorship candidate for LP Barrister Fidelix Ugbo filed a petition against the election of Professor Ben Ayade of PDP while APC also filed petition against the Prof Ayade the Governor elect of Cross River State.
At the time of filling this report the tribunal was yet to commence sitting in Calabar. A Source hinted that the tribunal was keeping to her hearts the time of commencement of the sitting just for fear of kidnappers and attack by unknown persons.
Sadly, security was yet to be intensified or beefed up at the tribunal.
However, the Secretary of the tribunal Mr. John Tsok told our correspondent yesterday in Calabar that the tribunal received twenty six cases, four for senate, 9 for House of Representatives, 11 for House of Assembly and two for governors.
“The tribunal received 26 cases, four of them are for senate, 9 for house of representatives, 11 for house of assembly and two for governors” He said that the tribunal will soon commence sitting as all the members are in town.
“The tribunal may start sitting any moment from now, it may be Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday next week” he stated.
More importantly, the officials of the tribunal were seen working assiduously hard to meet up with a view to ensuring that the tribunal commence sitting without any hitches.