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WIKE v DAP APPEAL COURT JUDGMENT ISSUE by ISSUE

The appeal court handling the case of Dauku and Wike is reading its judgement, newscrystal.com has compiled all the issues that has been precided over by the court.


Issue 1. The appellant was giving due right of fair hearing.
Issue 2. That the tribunal had the jurisdiction to sit and hear the matter anywhere in Nigeria. Also resolved in our favour.
Issue 3. (Locus Standi of DAP) also resolved in his favour.

Issue 4. (The legality or otherwise on the change of the chairman of the tribunal)

The Appeal Court President has the power to change or re-appoint anybody to head any Election Petitions tribunals.

Issue 5. The Court further held on the DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE tendered by the APC.
The appellant (Wike) front loaded forms without witnesses to speak life into the documents.

But the evidences of PW 41,42,43, 49, 54 are in full support of the petitioners petitions.
Therefore the issue of documents presentattions is in favour of the respondent (APC) and ruled  that all documentary  evidence tendered by Apc were credible  hence admissible  n ruled  in favor  of APC
Issue 6. (Card reader)
The essence of card reader is to make the elections more transparent and credible.
INEC has the power to make law to make it function effectively and efficiently.
Therefore the power of INEC to re arrange its rules to help conduct one man one vote is sacrosanct.
The court further held thus ;
I don't see any conflict with the decisions of INEC and manual of INEC pursuant to 2015 gubernatorial elections
It is to attain double assurance of the owner of the presented PVC.
To make the voter to exercise his or her right to vote.
The section cited by the appellant is grousely misplaced.
There was never any electronic voting.
To help forestall double voting.
The introduction of card reader is situated inside the electoral act.

Final judgement comes up soon.
Stay tuned.