SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal Coram (H.A. Olusiyi J., P.I. Imoedemhe J. and B.M. Tukur J.) sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State in Petition No. EB/EPT/SEN/1/2011 delivered on the 16th day of August 2011.
The Petitioners (now the Respondents) had by a motion on notice dated 8/8/2011 and filed on 10/8/2011 sought the following orders from the said Tribunal, hereinafter referred to as (the trial tribunal). To wit:-
1. Leave of the Honourable Tribunal to file and make use of written statement on oath of an Expert witness and further written statement on oath of the 1st petitioner.
2. Leave of the Honourable Tribunal to file and make use of a witness whose statement on oath was not filed along with the petition.
3. Leave of the Honourable Tribunal to file and make use of Additional List of documents, which was not filed along with the petition.
4. An orde…