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Breaking: Lagos CJ Inaugurates LG Election Petition Tribunal

Chief Judge of Lagos Judiciary, Justice Atilade and members of the tribunal

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Oluwafunmilayo Atilade Friday officially inaugurated two tribunals to look into complaints arising from the conduct of last week’s local government elections in the state.

While Justice Olateru Olagbegi was named as chairman of the first tribunal, Mrs. Folashade Adetiba was appointed chairman of the second tribunal.

Members of the first tribunal are; Mrs. Aigbokhavio, Miss Badejo Okunsanya, Mr. Fadeyi and Abdulazeez Jimoh while members of the second tribunal are; Mrs. D.T Olatokun, Mr. Paul, Mrs. Olajuwon and Mr. O. Olaibi

Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony at the conference room of the Ikeja High Court, the Chief Judge stated that the local government election held on July 22, 2017 in Lagos State remains inconclusive without providing a platform as prescribed by the Electoral law, for aggrieved parties or individuals to seek redress through seamless legal process.

The Chief Judge said that members of the committee comprise of men and women of proven integrity who are vast in relevant laws and are sure to deliver on the assignment and give justice accordingly.

She charged the committee members to see their new task as a call to service and ensure that the oath of office remain their guide.

” I urge you to see this as a call to service and to know that people are watching, all eyes are on you. Your oath of office should remain your guide,” she said

Justice Atilade further urged them to be wary of people especially family members, school mates and church members who at this time will be calling and texting them for favours with regards to their new duties.

“Like Ceasar’s wife, you should be above board. You will be approached by friends, school mates, church members etc. Please stay away from them.” she said.

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