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Polls: Imo tops list with 76 election petition cases, gets 6 panels



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President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, yesterday, declared that Imo State has the highest number of election petition cases, with six different panels constituted to hear a total of 76 petitions that emanated from the state.

Justice Bulkachuwa, who made the revelation in the inaugural speech she delivered at the commencement of the presidential election petition tribunal, decried that “no matter how well election is conducted, there are bound to be complaints”.

She noted that in all the states where elections held, only in Jigawa state that no election petition was filed. ” So far, we have empanelled 78 panels to cover the Election Tribunals in all states of the Federation, excluding Jigawa State where no election petition had been filed.
“The panels are now in place and have started hearing the petitions. They are, presently, 786 petitions, with Imo State having the highest number of 76 petitions which necessitated the posting of six panels to the state.

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