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Appeal court sets up tribunal for Surulere 1 bye-election

Ahead of Saturday’s Surulere 1 Federal Constituency bye-election, the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has constituted the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal to hear and determine petitions that may arise from the poll.

Dongban-Mensem constituted the tribunal in accordance with the powers conferred on the President, Court of Appeal by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and the Electoral Act, 2022.

The election would be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, Feb 3, 2024.

This was revealed on Wednesday through a statement issued by the Secretary of the By-Election Tribunal, Ibrahim Usman, to notify the public.

The statement also revealed that “the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba has granted the use of the Rosaline Omotosho Court House, Ikeja, Lagos State for the use of the Tribunal”.

“For any enquiry, the Public is hereby advised to contact the Registry/Secretariat of the Tribunal at the above-mentioned address”.

The Surulere Federal Constituency I seat became vacant due to the resignation of the former occupant, Femi Gbajabiamila, who after winning, was appointed by President Bola Tinubu as his Chief of Staff.

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