President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has constituted the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to handle petitions arising from the Sept. 19 election in Edo State. The tribunal’s secretary, Sunday Martins, Esq., disclosed this in a statement made available to Igbere TV, on Monday, in Abuja.
According to Martins, the tribunal has been mandated to hear and determine petitions that may arise from the election. He said the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Esther Amenaghawon Edigin has graciously approved the use of High Court Complex (Election Petition Court Hall), Sapele Road, Benin City for the Tribunal Exercise. “The Secretariat is now open”, Martins said. “For further enquiries, please contact the Secretary on mobile phone number: 07010058493”, the statement added.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was re-elected for a second term in office after defeating the All Progressives Congress candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and others in the Sept. 19 election. Even though the APC at the national level and President Muhammadu Buhari had congratulated Obaseki on his victory, the APC in Edo is warming up for court having rejected the election outcome.