Politics In A Controversial Move, Anambra Election Tribunal Schedules Delivery Of Judgment Today- SR



In a move that has baffled legal observers, the Anambra State governorship election tribunal, led by Justice Ishaq Bello, notified the lawyers in the case late Tuesday evening (Nigerian time) of its decision to deliver several judgments on Wednesday morning.

The tribunal had been considering several petitions challenging the declaration of Willie Obiano of the All Peoples Grand Alliance (APGA) as the winner of the governorship election held in Anambra on three different dates in November, 2013. But several lawyers involved in the case told SaharaReporters late today that they were shocked when the tribunal notified them of its plan to deliver four different judgments on Wednesday. Two of the lawyers disclosed that they received communication from the tribunal through phone calls. “The secretary of the tribunal, Mrs. Deborah Musa, called our lead counsel around 7 p.m. [Tuesday, June 3, Nigerian time] and told him that the tribunal will be rendering four judgments on Wednesday morning,” one of the lawyers revealed. The lawyer added that the tribunal’s undue haste coupled with the notoriety of Justice Bello gave concern that the tribunal could have struck a sleazy deal to subvert the cause of justice.

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Source: Sahara Reporters

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