Taraba Election: Tribunal Chairman Warns Parties Against Delay Tactics During Hearing

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The Chairman of the Taraba State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, Justice Musa Abubakar has cautioned parties in the petition before it against acts that encourages delay in the hearing of the petition.

 
Justice Abubakar gave this warning Tuesday while attending to the petition filed by  the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the State, Aisha Al-hassan,  challenging the victory of governor Darius Ishiaku in the April 11 gubernatorial elections.
 
The APC candidate had joined PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the petition against the governors election.
 
Shortly after the tribunal resumed sitting, its chairman appealed to parties in the petition to be mindful of the limited time the tribunal has to hear and determine the petition before it.
 
However, Justice Abubakar expressed disappointment when the sitting of the Tribunal was cut short as a result of non service of the petition on the People Democratic Party(PDP) on time.
 
The Counsel to the to the PDP Solomon Akoma (SAN), while speaking at the tribunal began sitting, begged the court for enough time to respond to the issues raised in the petition, adding that they were not served with the petition on time.
 
Credit: thisdaylive.com
 
 

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