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Taraba election tribunal relocates to Abuja

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Rayyan Alhassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Taraba State elections petition tribunal sitting at Magistrate Court Mile Six in Jalingo, the state capital, has been moved to Abuja.

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, had constituted a three-man tribunal to entertain election-related petitions in the state.

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It was gathered that at the time of the relocation, the tribunal had received three senatorial cases across the three senatorial zones of the state, four cases of a house of representatives while no case was filed against the governorship election.

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But, the secretary of the tribunal, Julde Abdulsalam, while answering questions from newsmen in Jalingo, said the relocation of the tribunal from Jalingo to Abuja was based on the security of the tribunal members and the petitioners.

Mr Julde lamented the current security situation in Jalingo, insisting that it was not healthy to allow members of the tribunal to conduct sittings in an open court like that of the Magistrate Court at Mile Six.

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