Appeal cout president relocates Delta Governorship Appeal Panel to Abuja

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has ordered the relocation of the appeal panel sitting on the Delta State Governorship Election Petition from Benin to Abuja.

A competent source from the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, confirmed the relocation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Wednesday.

The source which preferred anonymity, however, did not give reason for the decision.

“I can confirm to you that the panel will no longer sit in Benin, it has been moved to Abuja by the President.

“The court will officially communicate this decision to the parties when a date has been fixed for the next sitting of the panel,ā€™ā€™ the source said.

NAN reports that an official of the court of appeal in Benin had drop the hint of the relocation before the confirmation at the headquarters.
A Front Desk Officer at the division, who also pleaded anonymity, had told NAN correspondent in Benin that the sitting of the panel had been moved to Abuja.

It will be recalled that the panel had on Dec. 17 concluded hearing in an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate Olorogun O’ tega Emerhor.

The appellants are asking the panel to upturn the verdict of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for Delta, which upheld the election of Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The panel had reserved its judgment in the appeal to a date to be communicated to parties.

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4 Comments
  • Phil-Ritchie O’neil

    The city of abrakatabra!!!!Where election decisions are being upturn

  • T-Rex

    This Appeal is dancing to a macabre tune being played by some highly placed individuals.

  • kkomdo . Joinyon

    APPEALS COURT IN ABUJA DOING GOOD WORK.. THE JUDGES NEED TO BE COMMENDED, BUT SUPREME COURT JUDGES ARE LETTING OUR NATION DOWN:

    “Iā€™m worried about the corruptibility of our Supreme court
    judges THAN any other courts in our land.
    That is where you get justice, but what have we seen in recent times
    with the recent verdict, in favour of
    Akwa Ibom State former governor Godswill Akpabio who not only contested in the wrong
    senatotrial, but there was overwhelming evidence of massive over voting,
    but because cash changed hands, he got away with a favorable verdict. OUR NATION IS DOOMED AND EFCC VERDICTS AND
    CORRUPTION CASES WOULD BECOME A MERE EXERCISE IN FUTILITY UNLESS THE SUPREME
    COURT IS INVESTIGTED AND RECONSTITUTED.”

  • hardfacts

    This is how a nation drifts to a comma. Fast and Furious.

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