Bulkachukwa constitutes election petition tribunal for Taraba Assembly by-election


The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zaninab Bulkachukwa, has constituted an election petition tribunal for the August 18 by-election for the Takum 1 Constituency seat in the Taraba Assembly.

Aishatu Abubakar, the Secretary of the tribunal, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Jalingo.

“Hon. Justice Bulkachukwa, in pursuant of paragraph 133 (3) (a) and (b) of the Electoral Act as amended, constituted the Taraba Assembly tribunal for the Takum 1 constituency by-election,’’ she said.

Mrs Abubakar said the deadline for the submission of petitions form the election would be midnight of Sept. 8.

She urged aggrieved parties in the election to file their petitions on or before the deadline at the Sharia Court of Appeal complex in Jalingo.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Garba Ajiya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared winner of the election.