SHOCK gripped the three-man panel of the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Asaba, at its resumed hearing, when one of the witnesses to Chief Great Ogboru of Labour Party, LP, expressed disappointment that the petitioner failed to mention in his petition that ballot boxes were stuffed with papers during the election.
Ogboru is challenging the victory of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the April 11 poll. At the resumed hearing in the matter, the petitioner’s witness, PW5, Mr. Hero Inetiabor, who claimed to be LP local government election agent and supervisor, under-cross examination, agreed with all the depositions in his witness statement on oath as a polling unit agent.
Inetiabor said he felt disappointed that LP and Ogboru did not mention in their petition that ballot boxes were stuffed with papers, adding that as a party agent, he saw people carrying ballot papers in their pockets but could not clarify which party they represented.