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In The Majority Of African Countries, Election Tribunal Are Concluded Within 14 days – Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has stated that cases in the election tribunals are concluded within 14 days in most African countries.

He made this known during an exclusive interview with Channels Television ahead of the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

Recall that according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu defeated other strong contenders Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP to clinch the apex political seat in the country.

The presidential candidates of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar are currently challenging the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the Presidential Election Tribunal in Abuja. Nigerians are now waiting for the judgement of the Court after the judges have heard all petitions. It is expected that the judgment will be given tomorrow (Wednesday) on the matter.

The Vanguard Newspaper reported that Femi Falana said; “When the election tribunals are over, we have to go back to the drawing board, and perhaps turn our attention to other African countries.”

He added; “For instance, in the majority of African countries, election tribunals are concluded within 14 days, this is an area we have to review. Also, in order to fast track the decision of our Elections Petition Tribunal, we must embrace technology completely.”

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