Mr. Nkwegu, popularly known as EDON, stated this in Abakaliki while presenting his final written address to the tribunal. He spoke through one of his counsel, Edwin Anikwem, who represented the lead Counsel, C. N. Udechukwu. He said the failure of card readers allowed for over-voting during the election. Apart from that of Mr. Nkwegu, the tribunal also adopted written addresses of all the parties in the petition. In his written address, counsel to Governor Umahi, Arthur Okafor, told the tribunal that the petitioner has not proved allegation of over-voting during the governorship election beyond reasonable doubt. He urged the court to dismiss the petition. The counsel to INEC, Onyechi Ikpeazu, in his submission argued that the electronic voting system used in the last governorship election was a new innovation not backed by law and should not be the basis to nullify the election. After adopting the written addresses of the parties, the Chairman of the tribunal, Theresa Igoche, said the judgment day of the petition will be communicated to the parties later. The State High Court premises was filled to the brim during the sitting as the state governor, Dave Umahi, his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Ogbonna Nwifuru, as well as state and federal lawmakers were seated. The governor and his deputy were seated throughout the five hours the proceedings lasted.]]>

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