Owan Enoh VS Prince Otu: Court Adjourns Hearing For September 8

By Our Reporter

The matter between Sen. Owan Enoh and Ntufam Sen. Prince Bassey Otu to determine the outcome of the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial primary election held in June 2021, which came up for hearing today has been adjourned for tomorrow, September 8 2022.  

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High court in Calabar adjourned the matter to determine a subpoena brought before the court by the lead counsel representing Sen. Owan Enoh, Awa Kalu, SAN. 

Sen. Owan Enoh who came up second during the APC gubernatorial  primaries in Cross River State, had dragged the APC, the APC gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Bassey and INEC as 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively to court. Demanding that he be declared winner of the guber primaries instead of Prince Otu.

In what looked like a mild drama in court, counsel for the plantiff had called a witness from the West African Examination Council, WAEC to testify against the original WAEC results of the 2nd defendant, Sen. Bassey Otu. 

Opposing the action of the plantiff, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN said such action was strange to law and describe the WAEC official as  busybody who had no business in court. Chief Ozekhome then cited some sections of the law to butress his argument,  insisted that the WAEC official could not address the court on a subpoena because there was no issue if conflict in the first instance.

Awa Kalu, SAN, counsel for the plantiff when asked to respond to the argument of Chief Ozekhome, pleaded with the court for time to react. 

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu then adjourned the matter to tomorrow September 8, for the prosecuting counsel to defend his position.

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