The Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Delta says it received 40 petitions so far from individuals and political parties in the just concluded general elections.

A breakdown of the petitions shows that the Governorship election has three, House of Representatives seven, the Senate one and the House of Assembly 29.

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The Secretary of the tribunal, Mr Al-Sadiq Abubakar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone in Asaba on Thursday that the tribunal would hold its inaugural sitting soon.

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“So far, a total of 40 petitions have been received by the tribunal.

“Although we have sat for some expertise application before now, however, we will be having our inaugural sitting very soon.

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“I can’t tell you anything more than this for now, when the time comes, we will let you know, but for now, I am out on official assignment,’’ Abubakar said.