BreakingNews: Ngige Wins, Dora Loses Again, Tribunal Tosses Dora Akunyili’s Petition


Information coming out of Tribunal seating in Awka, [Anambra] indicate that the Tribunal Panel of Judges have dismissed the petition raised by the All Progressive Grand Alliance [APGA] senatorial candidate [Prof. Dorothy Nkem Akunyili] for the Anambra central senatorial district in the recently concluded National Assembly elections of April 2011.  

According to the information gathered by, the tribunal tossed the petition following what it deemed as abandonment by the Dora Akunyili team. As gathered, the Dora Akunyili team of lawyers had failed to complete and submit a “pre-trial” [TF008] form to the tribunal – and when it was brought to their attention that they had failed to do so, the lawyers attempted smuggling the document into the registry but failed in the attempt – as they were caught. The act was termed “a fraudulent act” by the Tribunal.

Following the failed attempt to smuggle the said document, the Dora team of lawyers stopped participating in the Tribunal cases, Prof Dorothy Nkem Akunyili stopped making appearances and travelled out of the country.

Meanwhile, The tribunal has switched gears. It is presently hearing the case between Dozie Nwankwo vs. Uche Ekwunife. Both Dozie Nwankwo and Uche Ekwunife has concluded their presentations. The INEC witnesses are presently taking the witness box. Judgement is expected next week.

Stay tuned



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