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The Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal has been relocated from High Court Justice Complex Osogbo to FCT high court Apo Abuja.
According to a press statement made available to press by the secretary of election petition tribunal, A.M. Aliyu, stated that ‘’ the generally public should be inform  that the sitting of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has been relocated from High Court  Justice Complex Osogbo to FCT High Court Apo, Abuja.
It could be recall that , The National Headquarters of the Court of Appeal has said that the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osun, constituted to hear matters arising from the recently concluded governorship poll in the state has not been disbanded as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Reacting to the protest by members of the PDP in Osun state at the premises of the state high court, following the alleged disbandment of the governorship election petition tribunal, the Head of Media and Publicity of the Court of Appeal, Hajia Sa’adatu Musa Kachalla said, the tribunal was not disbanded.

She said, what the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa did was to rotate members of the panel sitting on the governorship election petition tribunal in the state.

Hajia Kachalla told Nigerian Tribune that. “What the President of the Court of Appeal has done was to re-organise members of the panel.

“It is a normal practice, as such was done in Imo state in October 2016 and also in Benue state in July 2015. She has the constitutional power to do so”, she said.
The Court of Appeal spokeswoman assured that the tribunal will soon commence sitting to hear the petition of Senator Ademola Adeleke and his party.
She said everything done by the Justice Bulkachuwa was in good fate for the development of democracy.


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