Ondo Election Tribunal begins sitting

1

From TUNDE RAHEEM Akure

Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal yesterday began its inaugural sitting in Akure, the state capital to adjudicate on petitions filed by the candidates of various political parties in the last governorship election held on October 20 in the state.

The tribunal is headed by Justice A. Kaka’n , while the two other judges are Justices H. S Muhammad and M.M Alkali . The eminent jurists promised to be fair and thorough in the course of carrying out their assignment Delivering his inaugural speech, the chairman of the Tribunal, Justice A. Kaka’n said the panel was constituted by the Court of Appeal to look into cases arising from the last governorship election in the state. Kaka’n said the judges had sworn to oath of allegiance to carry out their duties without fear or favour to any party or parties at the tribunal

He warned politicians to desist from any act that would be contrary to the rules and regulations guiding the system, saying his members would not entertain financial inducement, unnecessary distraction or lobbying from anybody no matter high placed or influential the person might be. Kaka’n said: “As Judges, we took oath to discharge our duties and perform our functions, honestly to the best of our ability and faithfully in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Law.

We also swore to abide by the code of conduct, not allow our personal interests to influence our official conduct or decisions” “We do justice to all manner of persons without fear or favour, affection and we promise not to be corrupt or to aid or abate corruption. We want to assure you that we shall discharge the function for which we are sent here in accordance with the oath we took.”

They also warned members of the public and political parties to desist from interfering while the tribunal was discharging its duties, saying all transactions would be done officially. The tribunal called on the legal counsel to follow the rules and proceedings of the tribunal strictly “ by virtue of section 285[6] of the 1999 Constitution as amended. We are to hear and determine these petitions within 180 days.”

Meanwhile, five political parties; the Action Congress of Nigeria , the Peoples Democratic Party, Accord Party’s, Congress for Progressive Change, Peoples Democratic Changes have already filed petitions before the tribunal challenging the election victory of Labour Party governorship candidate, governor Olusegun Mimiko in the last governorship election held in the state in October 20, 2012.

24 yrs boy started importation with N10,450. Read his story here!

Men, forget Viagra. Use these to increase your manhood size & strength

How watermelon made a Benin boy over N1,000,000 in 73days

How to start a profitable importation biz with as low as N10,000 only

Superb premature ejaculation spray. You 'll last 30minutes+

How to earn 40k-200k monthly from football matches almost on autopilot

3 Things I did to cure premature ejaculation after my wife left me

Small manhood and premature ejaculation limited my performance for 4yrs!

7 Simple yet amazing steps to earn over N200,000/monthly. Click here

How to get flat belly in just 9 days. Click here!

Free Download! How to earn N200,000 monthly from importation business

Click here now if you are interested in earning at least N7,500/daily

Guaranteed money making online business plus bonuses

How a young Nigerian generate over N1,000,000/month via digital marketing

How to get Visa to any country easily.

Incredible special offer! Amazing business that earns you N200,000/month

Work from home and earn at least $2500/weekly online!

Discover the hidden secrets of doing broiler business in Nigeria


Share.

About Author

1 Comment

Leave A Reply