Alleged bias: Delta LG election tribunal reconstitued

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By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—SEVERAL petitions filed before the Delta North Local Government Election Petitions Tribunal since the last local government polls have been stalled following alleged reported cases of bias, which has prompted the state Chief Judge, Justice Rosaline Bozimo, to reconstitute a new tribunal.

This brings the number of the tribunal so reconstituted for the district to four.
Following the development, the chief judge, while reconstituting the latest tribunal, headed by Justice Dorubo Narebor, made it clear that her office would no longer tolerate any petition against the tribunal, noting that those appointed were men and women of honour and integrity.

Vanguard gathered that the tribunal was once again reconstituted due to avalanche of petitions from lawyers and litigants who filed petitions there.

State Chief Judge, Justice Rosaline Bozimo sometime ago inaugurated Local Government Election Tribunals for three zones, namely, Asaba, Warri and Sapele, but due to petitions, the Asaba tribunal, which is meant to serve Delta North senatorial district of the state, had frequent changes.

In September 2008, a total of  eleven petitions earlier filed before the same tribunal were transferred  at the instance of lawyers involved in the cases due to alleged bias.

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