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Court attendees in Uyo were shocked on Friday, June 14, 2019 when witnesses revealed how INEC cancelled Godswill Akpabio‘s results during election tribunal. More revealing facts, evidences and testimonies have continued to trail the on-going hearing session on the petition filed by Senator Godswill Akpabio seeking for nullification of the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Dr.  Christopher Ekpenyong, as the Senator elect. National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, on Friday admitted more witnesses to give testimonies on the National Assembly election conducted  in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District on February 23, 2019. This has been the experience of witnesses at the on-going National Assembly Elections Petition tribunal. Witnesses have informed the tribunal that INEC surprised them with shocking news of cancellation on collated results compiled from their Units and Wards and also alleged that INEC has reproduced new voters register, which they said were not used on…

The government of Oyo State, on Friday, has named Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General of Due Process Office.

Adefope’s letter of appointment, which was dated June 6, 2019 and signed on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka indicated that the appointment takes immediate effect.

According to a press statement made available to journalists by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, “The new DG, Due Process Office is a United Kingdom (UK)- trained Lawyer, who holds an LLB Law (Hons) Degree from the University of Leicester and an MSc Degree in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics from the Birkbeck University of London.

“Ms. Adefope is a professional with broad experience in Governance, Risk, Regulation and Compliance with experience spanning both the public and private sectors.

“She began her career in the UK in a Governance Advisory firm and
subsequently held other positions before her return to Nigeria where her career
progressed within the Banking sector as she held various positions within the
remit of Compliance.”

The statement added that: “She thereafter joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, where she led Corporate Governance activities in Nigeria
“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General, Due Process Office. Ms. Adefope is a professional with broad experience in Governance, Risk, Regulation and Compliance spanning both the public and private sectors.” A statement from Governor Seyi Makinde reads.