11 December 2020 By Olusegun Oyenibi.
Kogi State Local Government Election Petitions Tribunal has been constituted with a charge to members to live above board while performing their duties.
The State Acting Chief Judge, Justice Henry Olusiyi gave the charge while addressing members of the Tribunal in Lokoja.
Justice Olusiyi said that members of the Tribunal are saddled with the responsibility of presiding over petitions arising from the Local Government election to be conducted on Saturday in the State.
He urged the members not to betray the confidence reposed in them as they would be held accountable by man and God.
According to the CJ, the members are expected to be good ambassadors of the Judiciary as necessary provisions had been made to ensure the success of the assignment.
Administering the oath of allegiance on members of the Tribunal the Chief Registrar, Mr. Bamidele Aina said the Tribunal was constituted in line with the Kogi State Local Government Electoral Law.
Responding on behalf of members of the Tribunal, the Chairman of panel one, Mrs Comfort Toluwase promised to justify the confidence reposed in them.
The Kogi State Local Government Election Petition Tribunal which is divided into three panels also has; Mr Joseph Ajesola and Mr. Anivasa Jibrin as Chairmen of panel two and three.