Niger: Election Tribunal Receives 7 Petitions

court-sessionThe Election Petitions Tribunal in Niger State has received seven petitions relating to the March 28 and April 11 elections in the state.

The Tribunal’s Secretary, Mr Oluremi Olagunju, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, the state capital on Thursday.

Olagunju said that three of the applications were for the House of Representatives and four for the House of Assembly elections, adding that one request was also granted for inspection of election materials.

“The tribunal has received seven petitions relating to the House of Representatives and the state House of Assembly. The petitions were filed within the limit set by the Electoral Act.

“So far, we have given an ex parte motion on application for substituted service in respect of APC candidate for Suleja/Tafa/Gurara Federal Constituency.

“On April 30, we also granted application for inspection of electoral materials to the APC candidates from Magama/Rijau federal constituency and that of the state assembly”, said the scribe.

Olagunju assured that the activities of the tribunal would began in earnest by the first week of June. (NAN)

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