Journalists were barred from masking the complaints because the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Umuahia, prepares to rule on a petition filed by the rapid past Speaker of the Abia Voice House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji, in opposition to the member representing the Ikwuano-Umuahia federal constituency, Hon Obi Aguocha.
Armed DSS officers guarded the entry to the courtroom at the Excessive Court grounds in Umuahia, permitting most effective ethical practitioners and representatives of the occasions within the litigation acquire entry to to the courtroom.
Our Correspondent’s strive and enter the courtroom became once denied by one among the DSS workers on responsibility, who merely acknowledged that it became once a route from the Chairman of the three-man panel. The light Speaker, who ran on the Peoples Democratic Celebration’s tag, petitioned the tribunal to overturn Aguocha’s expulsion on many grounds.
Orji requested that Aguocha be eradicated from the Labour Celebration for allegedly taking share within the PDP primaries earlier than joining the Labour Celebration. Meanwhile, irregular onlookers linger across the court grounds, attempting forward to the conclude outcomes of the court complaints.