CJN Sets Date To Swear-In 85 Election Tribunal Judges

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, has set Thursday, September 10 to swear-in 85 judges to preside over election tribunals to be constituted for the next round of elections in Nigeria.

Naija News reports that Appeal Court’s spokeswoman, Hajia Sa’adatu Musa Kachalla made this known in a statement on Wednesday, September 9.

According to the statement,  the judges are to be inaugurated at 2 pm in the main court hall of the Supreme Court. It added that the judges will thereafter, undergo a one-day training on Election Petition Tribunal (EPT) matters, by the President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem on September 11, 2020,

The statement reads as thus; “The CJN will on Thursday, 10th September 2020 swear in 85 judges to adjudicate on election petition tribunals in the upcoming governorship elections slated for the 19th of September in Edo, 10th of October in Ondo states and the by-elections scheduled by the INEC.

“Time is 2 pm, venue is at main court hall of Supreme Court.

The statement reads: “The CJN will on Thursday, 10th September 2020 swear in 85 judges to adjudicate on election petition tribunals in the upcoming governorship elections slated for the 19th of September in Edo, 10th of October in Ondo states and the by-elections scheduled by the INEC.

“Time is 2 pm, venue is at main court hall of Supreme Court.

“The PCA Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem will thereafter organise one-day training on EPT matters for the 85 judges.

“Date is 11th of September 2020, time is 9 am and venue is the ceremonial hall at the Court of Appeal Headquarters, Abuja.”

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