Justice Bulkachuwa Tasks Judges on Election Petition

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The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday,  warned judges who will be serving at the various Elections Petitions Tribunals across the country not to condone technicalities or any delay tactics.

Justice Bulkachuwa, who spoke in Abuja during an induction programme organised for the tribunal judges, also urged them not to grant frivolous adjournments.

She said, “Let me remind you that in Election Petition Tribunal, time is of the essence.

“I therefore urge you to desist from granting frivolous adjournments and also discourage the practice of employing undue technicalities or any act capable of causing delay in the dispensation of petitions before you.

“Like I have said before, each and every one of you will be closely monitored by my office and I will not hesitate to descend on any judge found wanting in the discharge of his or her duties,” she warned.

The judges numbering about 250 comprised Justices of the Court of Appeal, chairmen and members of the various Elections Petitions Tribunals.

They had earlier been sworn in in January this year.

Bulkachuwa urged them to discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the law without fear or favour.

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