The President, Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has set up an election petitions tribunal that will hear and determine petitions that may arise from the Ekiti State governorship election scheduled for June 18, 2022.
This was contained in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Thursday by the Secretary of the tribunal, Umar Abubakar.
He stated that Dongban-Mensem took the action, pursuant to Section 285(ii) and (iii) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and Section 130 of the Electoral Act, 2022.
Abubakar said: “The tribunal is to hear and determine petition(s) that may arise from the forthcoming 2022 governorship election for Ekiti State, scheduled to be conducted on Saturday, 18th day of June, 2022.
“To this end, the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Adeleye Adeyeye, has made provisions for use of Ekiti State High Court of Justice complex, Fajuyi Park, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State as the venue of the tribunal and its registry/secretariat at the said address.
“All concerned individuals are, therefore, admonished to contact the secretary of the tribunal at the said address or via his phone number: 08053414119.”