The Ebonyi State Governorship, National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abakaliki has shut down its operations and relocated to Abuja.
The Secretary of the Tribunal, Dr. Henry Nyior stated this while briefing newsmen at the Tribunal’s Secretariat located at the State High Court, Abakaliki.
He said the move followed a directive by the President Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongbam Mensem issued through the Deputy Chief Registrar Election Petition Tribunal Abuja.
Dr. Nyior explained that the Tribunal would resume it’s sitting in Abuja in continuation of filings processes and taking proceedings.
Asked why Justice Dongbam Mensem gave the directive, Dr. Nyior said it was not peculiar to Ebonyi State.
Reporting by Amechi Odo; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu