The Secretariat of the Edo State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has been opened for the receiving of petitions arising from the September 19, 2020 governorship poll in the state.
This was revealed in a statement by the Secretary of the tribunal, Sunday Martins, on Tuesday.
Martins said the High Court Complex in Benin, the Edo State capital, will serve as its venue.
The statement said: “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 Honorable 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.”
The governorship election was held on Saturday, with the incumbent and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, emerging winner.
Obaseki defeated his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and 12 others.
The national leadership of the APC had conceded defeat, saying it was time to move on.
Ize-Iyamu, however, said he would make his next move known soon.
Petitioners have 21 days to reach the Tribunal.