David Mark closes case at tribunal

Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, on Tuesday, closed his case at the election petition tribunal.

Though Mark was present at the court, but his counsel, Kenneth Ikonne, did not allow him to give evidence.

Ikonne rather tendered three documents–photocopy of certified press statement of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), photocopies of Sunday Mirror and ThisDay newspapers which he urged the tribunal to admit, citing several authorities to buttress his argument.

Ikonne argued that all the documents were pleaded in the first respondent’s amended  reply, adding that the documents were relevant to the case as he urged the tribunal to admit them.

The tribunal chairman, Justice Dupe Mosunmola, admitted all the documents without dispute from all the counsels.

Both the second and third respondents promised to open and close their cases from this week and pledged not to delay the tribunal unnecessarily.

While adjourning the case till Wednesday, Justice Mosunmola said that all the documents tendered by counsel to first respondent were admitted and marked as exhibit in the case.

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