Umana Vs Udom: Supreme Court Decides This Week


The Supreme Court in Abuja will this week deliver judgment in the case between Mr. Umana Okon Umana, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in the April 11, 2015 election in Akwa Ibom State and Mr. Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was declared winner in the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Sensor reliably gathered that the apex court will tentatively on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 rule on the case which has generated so much tension and anxiety among members of the APC and the PDP as well as other citizens of the state.
Our reporter observes that concern over the verdict of the Supreme Court in the much celebrated governorship election petition case heightened following the confirmation of Mr. Nyesom Wike as the governor of Rivers State by the apex court last week in the case between Wike and the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Dakuku Peterside who challenged the declaration of Wike by INEC as the winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship election in Rivers State.
But lawyers who are vested in laws and court procedures had in an interview told The Sensor that there was no basis for comparison between the case of Dakuku and Wike of Rivers State with that of  Umana and Udom in Akwa Ibom State.
Chief Anselem Eyo an Uyo based legal practitioner explained in an interview that the case in Rivers State and that of Akwa Ibom are not the same adding that the Supreme Court will decide on the case on its merit.
Also commenting on the issue, the Sensor Special Assistant to the resident on National Assembly (Senate) matters, Senator Ita Enang said in a phone-in programme in planet radio, Uyo Saturday that the facts and the circumstances of the case between Umana and Udom and that between Dakuku and Wike were different.



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