Politics Court of Appeal President Relocates Delta Governorship Appeal Panel to Abuja

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The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has ordered the relocation of the appeal panel sitting on the Delta State Governorship Election Petition from Benin to Abuja.

A competent source from the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, confirmed the relocation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Wednesday.



The source which preferred anonymity, however, did not give reason for the decision.

“I can confirm to you that the panel will no longer sit in Benin, it has been moved to Abuja by the President.

“The court will officially communicate this decision to the parties when a date has been fixed for the next sitting of the panel,’’ the source said.

The appellants are asking the panel to upturn the verdict of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for Delta, which upheld the election of Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party.
 
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