From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State held its inaugural sitting on Friday.
Addressing the counsels and petitioners during the sitting, Chairman of the Tribunal, David Igoh, promised to treat every petition based on its merit.
The chairman also noted that they would ensure justice for all times since the judiciary is the last hope of a common man.
Igoh also called on counsels and petitioners to cooperate with the tribunal to enable them dispense all matters within the stipulated time.
The chairman said that the tribunal has 24 petitions to handle.
He gave the breakdown of the petitions to include: six House of Representatives, six Senators and 12 House of Assembly petitions to be handled.
Responding on behalf of the counsels, Oladipo Tolani, assured that the counsels would cooperate with the tribunal to dispense petitions without bringing technicalities to delay to the time of the court.
The chairman, therefore, adjourned the sitting to Monday, April 29 for proper proceedings.