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Senator Orker-Jev Opens Defense Against Akume

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Senator Emmanuel Yisa Orker-Jev has begun the defence of the case against him at the election petition tribunal.

Senator George Akume of the All Progressives Congress dragged Orker-Jev of the Peoples Democratic Party before the tribunal, alleging that the election was marred by malpractice.

Orker-Jev, who had defeated Akume during the election, presented five witnesses at the tribunal to testify for him.

The witnesses were cross-examined by the legal team of the former governor led by Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ishaq Dikko.

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The tribunal upheld as substantiated all evidences of the third witness as he was tried under cross-examination.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice R.O. Odugu, adjourned the case to Friday, August 16, 2019, when the respondent will be expected to close his defense.

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