Kogi State governorship tribunal holding at Abuja has Adjourned for hearing to Feb. 25th after concluding the pre hearing addresses by counsels to plaintiff and the defendants in the case.
The presiding judge, Justice Kashim G. Kaigama before Adjourned the sitting, granted ten (10) days each for the counsels to the plaintive and the three defendants in the case for cross examining the witnesses that will appear at the commencement of the hearing of the case.
The tribunal judge resolved that both parties to the case should utilize the window that exist between the closure of the pre hearing and the hearing proper of 25th Feb. 2020 to do the marking and scheduling of their respective documents to determine their admissibility in their trial case.
The judge also ruled on his discretion to grant ten minutes each for cross examination of star witnesses while five minutes is granted for each of the other witnesses.
While the counsel to the petitioner and PDP Governorship candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, Jibrin Okutepa (SAN) has made submission to present two hundred and fifty witnesses along with volume of exhibits, the counsel to the defendant and the state Governor, Yahaya Bello, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressive Party (APC) Joseph Daudu (SAN) and Alex Izeyon (SAN) also made submissions to present witnesses ranging between one hundred to two hundred witnesses to buttress their case.
It will be recall that the defendant and a PDP Governorship candidate in Kogi state, Engr. Musa Wada dragged the defendant, Governor Yahaya Bello, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressive Party (APC) to the tribunal to recover the mandate he believes belongs to him and his party PDP.