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The Edo State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal had its inaugural sitting where it urged all the litigants to desist from frivolous motions that would derail the court processes even as it pledged fairness and to all litigants and ensure it finishes its business within the consistently stipulated time.

Chairman of the three-man panel, Justice A. B. Abdulkareem said their assignment was time-bound, as such; they do not have the luxury of time.

Replying on behalf of the parties and their counsels, Ken Mozia (SAN) they would cooperate with the panel to ensure they meet their target and justice for all.

Five political parties namely: Action Democratic Party (ADP), Action Peoples Party (APP), Action Alliance (AA), Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) seeking to nullify the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Godwin Obaseki in the September 19, 2020 governorship election.

During the sitting, the petitioners sought through an ex parte motion for substituted means of service against their respective respondents.

Following the petitioners’ motion, Justice Abdulkareem granted their orders, and adjourned to Monday, December 7th 2020, for further processes to continue.

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