BREAKING: Ebonyi Election Petition Tribunal ordered to move to Abuja

The Ebonyi State Election Petition Tribunal has been ordered to immediately relocate to the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeal, Monica Mensem.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the directive has forced the shutdown of the election petition Tribunal office at the Ebonyi State Judiciary Headquarters in Abakaliki, as announced by the Secretary of the Tribunal, Nyior Henry Sekulla on Wednesday.

All procedures relating to matters before the Tribunal will continue in Abuja, according to Mr. Sekulla.

He said: “The Honourable Justice Monica Dongban Mensem, President Court of Appeal – HPCA has through the Deputy Chief Registrar, Election Petition Tribunal (EPT) Headquarters Abuja, directed the relocation of EPT sitting here to FCT Abuja”

“Therefore, in compliance with the HPCA directives, the petitioners, counsel to parties and general public is hereby informed via this medium that, the EPT sitting here in Abakaliki thereby cease to operate in Abakaliki as at 26-04-23; filings of processes, taking of proceedings etc. shall henceforth continue at Abuja”.

While the reason for moving the Tribunal to Abuja was not disclosed by Mr. Henry, he noted that the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal and that of another state were also affected.

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