Inibehe Effiong Draws Attention to Timeliness Issue in Candidature for Governor Case

In a recent statement on his Twitter handle, legal practitioner Inibehe Effiong shed light on an interesting case that was filed on the 11th day of May, 2023. The case revolves around the emergence of Alex Otti as the gubernatorial candidate of the LP (Labour Party) during the primaries held in June 2022.Continue Reading>>>

Effiong emphasized the significance of Section 285 of the Constitution, which stipulates that all pre-election matters must be filed within 14 days of the event.

The case, as highlighted by Effiong, raises important questions regarding the timeline for filing pre-election matters and the potential implications it may have on the outcome of the LP’s gubernatorial candidacy. Section 285 of the Constitution establishes a clear time limit, emphasizing the need for timely resolution of pre-election disputes.Continue Reading>>>

As the case progresses, it will be interesting to see how the court interprets and applies Section 285 of the Constitution. The outcome will not only impact the LP’s gubernatorial candidacy but may also set a precedent for future pre-election disputes across the country.

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