Lagos LG Election Petition Tribunal Commences Sitting Monday

Governor Akinwumi Ambode

The two tribunals set up to entertain petitions from the recently conducted Lagos State local government elections will commence sitting on Monday, August 7, 2017.

While the first tribunal, headed by retired Justice A. Olateru-Olagbegi, will be sitting in Court 1, at the Lagos Island Division of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, the second tribunal, headed by Mrs. Folashade Adetiba, will be sitting at the Rosaline Omotosho Courthouse in Ikeja.

A statement on Friday by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State High Court, Mrs. Grace Alo, quoted the Chief Registrar of the court, Mrs. A. O. Soladoye, as saying that the tribunal hearing would commence from 8 am on Monday to Friday and would be open to the public.

Soladoye noted that aggrieved parties from the July 22 local government elections would have the opportunity at the tribunal “to seek redress through a seamless legal process and in accordance with relevant legislation.”

The Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, had on July 28, inaugurated the tribunals, noting that the elections remained inconclusive without providing a platform, as prescribed by the Electoral Act, for aggrieved parties or individuals to seek redress through seamless legal process.

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