Edo LG election tribunal receives 18 petitions

The Edo State Local Government Elections Petitions Tribunal says it has received 18 petitions from the Labour Party and its candidates in the just-concluded September 2 local government polls.

The tribunal secretary, Emmanuel Uwagboe, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Monday.

According to him, hearing of the petitions will commence on Wednesday, November 15.

“The two tribunals, headed by Justice Terry Momodu and Justice Rachel Ogbevoen, were inaugurated in order to meet up with the time frame,” he said.

Uwagboe said that the petitions were filed within the 30 days allowed by law, counting from the day the results were declared by the State Independent Electoral Commission.

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He further said that the filing of petitions ended on October 1.

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