Lagos inaugurates election tribunal for LG polls

The Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Oluwafunmilayo Atilade on Friday inaugurated two tribunals that would examine complaints from aggrieved party members as part of efforts to ensure fair-hearing and justice in the just-concluded Local Government / Local Council Development Areas’ elections in the state.

Atilade said that the inauguration of the Tribunal was very important to the completion of the electoral process.

According to her, “The Local Government Elections 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 a seamless legal process”.

While describing members of the committee as men and women of proven integrity with vast knowledge in relevant laws, Atilade charged the committee members to see their new task as a call to service and ensure that the oath of office remains 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 Olateru Olagbegi was named as Chairman of the first tribunal and Mrs. Folashade Adetiba as the Chairman of the second tribunal.

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