2020 Edo Poll: Appeal Court sets panel for petition tribunal



The President, Court of Appeal in  Nigeria,  Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has set the Election Petition Tribunal panel in respect of the Edo State governorship election held on last Saturday.

This was announced in a statement signed on Tuesday by Secretary of the Court, Sunday Martins.

The statement read: "The general public is hereby put on notice that the Honourable President of Court of Appeal of Nigeria – Hon. Justice Monica 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 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."

We have gathered that tribunals are set up constitutionally even if a party is heading for court or not.

We also gathered that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has earlier congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election.

The Chairman of APC National Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni has said in a statement that the peaceful conduct of the election and its outcome represents a victory for Nigeria’s democracy.

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