Katsina LG Election: Chief Judge sets up appeal tribunal


The Katsina State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar will on 20th April, 2022, swear in members of the Local Government (LG) Election Petition and Appeal Tribunals across the three senatorial zones of the State.

Members of the tribunal will spearhead the hearing of petitions brought forward by aggrieved parties in the just concluded April 11 local government election in the State.

The State supervising Judge, Justice Abas Bawale Abdullahi disclosed this to newsmen in the State on Monday.


According to him, the tribunal was constituted in accordance with the provisions of section 79, 81 subsection 1, 2 and 3 of the State Local Government Councils Electoral Law of 2002.

Justice Abbas noted that the election tribunal has a frame work of 90 days to determine petitions filed before it and 30 days is slated for the appeal tribunal to rule on the appeals from the election tribunals.

Abbas also noted that three tribunals were set up across the State, with each of the senatorial zones (Daura, Funtua, Katsina) having one to address issues from the local government election.

While the tribunal for Katsina and Funtua senatorial zones will be sitting in Katsina, that for Daura will be sitting in Daura, Abbas noted.


The supervising Judge also disclosed that the Chief Judge of the state has issued “practice directions to the relevant laws to guide the filing and conduct of the election petition and appeal are available at the secretariat of the Local government Election Tribunal, Katsina for end users.”

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