Sekibo Senator raises alarm over alleged attempts to frustrate appeal

Sekibo alleged that the Chairman of the Tribunal has been at large and every attempt to reach him or other members have proved abortive.

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Sen. George Sekibo (PDP-Rivers) has raised alarm over attempts to frustrate his right to appeal the ruling of the Rivers State National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja that sacked him on June 28.

He said over a week now since the ruling was delivered his lawyers were yet to receive a copy of the ruling so as to study and file his appeal.

He alleged that  the Chairman of the Tribunal has been at large and every attempt to reach him or other members have proved abortive.

Briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, Sekibo pleaded that he should be allowed to have his day in the Appeal Court and nothing else

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Rivers State National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal that sat in Abuja sacked Sekibo of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).

The three-man panel sitting at Apo Quarters in the Federal Capital Territory affirmed the petition of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Andrew Uchendu and declared him the winner of  the Dec10, 2016 rerun election.

The court directed the Independent National Electoral commission, (INEC), that Uchendu be issued a certificate of return. 

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