Nigeria begins assembling tribunals to hear disputes ahead of 2019 elections
By 4 December
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Three months to the 2019 general elections, aggrieved politicians and members of the public are already looking up to the Court of Appeal to resolve many of the petitions that will emanate from the polls.
In exercise of her constitutional powers, the President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has commenced the process of constituting the various election petition tribunals for speedy and efficacious dispensation of justice in the petitions that will arise from the elections. In the aftermath of the 2015 general elections, Justice Bulkachuwa, said the Court of Appeal received a total of 730 election petitions, and that of these, 39 governorship petitions got to the Court of Appeal in 2015, 79 senatorial petitions, 179 House of Representatives and 380 Houses of Assembly petitions.
In addition, 32 petitions were filed in 2016 which included Bayelsa and Edo states and other re-runs, and 21 petitions were filed in 2017, including Anambra State governorship and some reruns.
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