Sen Ifeanyi Ararume’s case against Imo Governor, PDP and INEC dismissed for lack of merit.
ARARUME V. 1HEDIOHA (2019)
The expert’s evidence is deemed unhelpful as he does not qualify as an expert since he does not posses the relevant skill, hence the Tribunal cannot rely on his evidence.
An expert called at the behest of a party should be taken with a pinch of salt. The analysis at best qualifies as an opinion evidence and the Tribunal cannot accord probative value.
Ararume not being a polling unit agent cannot give eye witness account on events that transpired at the polling units. His evidence cannot be countenanced as it constitutes hearsay.
The petitioners did not prove their case on the preponderance of evidence and so the burden to disprove same cannot shift to the respondents.