Election petition tribunal suddenly relocates to Abuja

The tribunal secretary however refused to disclose what necessitated the relocation.

The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike

The tribunal was siting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital before the relocation.

This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 by the secretary to the tribunal, Mr. Sirajo Gusau.

“I am directed to inform the general public and all lawyers concerned that the election tribunal has been relocated to the High Court Apo, Abuja, FCT with immediate effect,” the statement.

On what necessitated the sudden relocation, Gusau, who spoke to NAN, said he was not in a position to disclose what informed the development.

The Elections Petition Tribunal that handled petitions that arose from the 2015 general elections was also relocated to the FCT.

Sources said the relocation may have been informed by insecurity.

The secretary also pointed that the the secretariat had received 10 petitions from politicians, but did not give details.

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