Members of the Election Petition Tribunal for the 2023 general elections have been sworn in by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Chief Justice of the Nigeria (CJN).
The National Judicial Institute (NJI), which is located in Abuja, the nation’s capital, hosted the event on Monday.
After giving the members of the Tribunal their oaths of office, the CJN warned the judicial officials not to take their duties lightly and warned that he will not stand for any type of judicial irresponsibility.
The exercise served as the beginning of a four-day course on capacity for the justices and Tribunal members, which will end on Thursday.
The Appeal Court created a case management system, which is a document that will serve as an extra guide, in order to prevent conflicting decisions by the Tribunals.
Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, the president of the Appeal Court, Mahmood Yakubu, the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and other justices of the Court of Appeal are also present at the ceremony.
Members of the Tribunal were warned by Justice Dongban-Mensem to be firm and law-abiding in the performance of their duties. Despite the fact that they would be exposed to temptations due to the nature of their jobs, they were to maintain complete mental control.
The INEC chairman claimed that due to the recent party primaries, the commission had been involved in at least 600 instances.