Court of Appeal President Constitutes Election Tribunal for Cross-River State Bye Election

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The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice M. B. Dongben-Mensem has Constituted the National  and  State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal for Cross-River North  Senatorial District and Obudu State Constituency Bye- Elections 2020 of Cross-River State.


In a press Statement by the Secretary of Tribunal, Ibrahim Ahmad Kala Esq, and made available to, the acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Eyo Effiom Ita, directed that the High Court No. 7, Moore Road Complex, Calabar be used for the Tribunal sittings.

It would be recalled that the elections which were earlier billed for October 31, 2020, were rescheduled due to the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest.

The statement partly reads:

“This is to notify you that pursuant to the powers conferred on the Honourable President, Court of Appeal by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), Hon. Justice M.B. Dongben-Mensem, HPCA has constituted the National and State of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal for Cross River North Senatorial District and Obudu State Constituency Bye Elections 2020 of Cross River State.

“Sequel to the above, the Honourable acting Chief Judge of Cross River State State, Justice Eyo Effiom Ita, has granted the use of High Court No. 7, Moore Road Complex, Calabar, for the Tribunal.”

The statement further directed that all inquiries should be directed to the registry of the secretariat located at High Court No. 7.

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