By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Court of Appeal of Nigeria has established the Election Petition Tribunal and also constituted a panel in respect of the Governorship Election conducted in Edo State.
The panel was set up by the President, Court of Appeal of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Monica Dongban – Mensem.
This was announced in a statement signed on Tuesday by Secretary of the Court, Sunday Martins.
It is important to note that tribunals are set up constitutionally whether a party is heading to court or not.
Aggrieved candidates are expected to file their petitions within 21 days after the date of the declaration of results in line with section 134 subsection one of the electoral act