fbpx

info@lawreporterslive.com

24.1 C
Abuja
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Appeal Court President Sets up Edo Election Petition Tribunal

Must read

Court temporarily halts re-trial of Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged N17.1bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the re-arraignment of former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu in an alleged N7.1bn money-laundering charges...

Ayade swears in Justice Akon Ikpeme as Cross River Chief Judge

Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for being a security threat Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River...

Court orders forfeiture of Yari’s N284m to FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a final forfeiture of about N284, 306, 294.04 linked to a former governor of Zamfara,...

Court reverses dismissal of 3 police officers, orders recall

Justice Elizabeth Oji of the Lagos Judicial division of the National Industrial Court has nullified the purported dismissal of Mufutau Olaosun, Temitope Adebayo, and...

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has constituted a panel to preside over petitions arising from the just concluded Edo State governorship election.

A statement by the tribunal’s secretary, Sunday Martins, said the panel will conduct sittings at the High Court Complex, Sapele road, Benin.

The general public is hereby put on notice that the honourable President of Court of Appeal of Nigeria, Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem, has established the Election Petition Tribunal secretariat and accordingly constituted a panel in respect of the governorship election conducted in Edo State,” the statement read.

“The honourable chief judge of the state, Hon. Justice E.A. Edigin, has graciously approved the use of High Court Complex (election petition court hall), Sapele road, Benin City for the tribunal exercise. The Secretariat is now open.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared the winner of the September 19 election.

Obaseki, who won 13 out of the 18 local government areas in the state, secured 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 223,619 votes.

Aggrieved candidates are expected to file their petitions within 21 days after the date of the declaration of results in line with Section 134 (1) of the Electoral Act.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Court temporarily halts re-trial of Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged N17.1bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the re-arraignment of former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu in an alleged N7.1bn money-laundering charges...

Ayade swears in Justice Akon Ikpeme as Cross River Chief Judge

Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for being a security threat Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River...

Court orders forfeiture of Yari’s N284m to FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a final forfeiture of about N284, 306, 294.04 linked to a former governor of Zamfara,...

Court reverses dismissal of 3 police officers, orders recall

Justice Elizabeth Oji of the Lagos Judicial division of the National Industrial Court has nullified the purported dismissal of Mufutau Olaosun, Temitope Adebayo, and...

Court acquits lawyer of stealing N50.2m from Domino Stores

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday acquitted a lawyer, Yetunde Sousa, accused of stealing N50.2Million from Dominos Stores and Ozone Cinemas. Delivering judgment, Justice Raliat...