For the second time, the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal on rerun elections in the state sitting in Port Harcourt, has relocated to the High Court in Apo, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by Sirajo Gusau, the secretary to the tribunal.
“I am directed to inform the public and all lawyers concerned that the election tribunal has been relocated to the High Court Apo, Abuja, FCT with immediate effect,” the statement noted.
Gusau, however, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that he was not in a position to disclose what informed the relocation.
The Elections Petition Tribunal that handled petitions that arose from the 2015 general election was also relocated to the FCT.
Sources said the relocation might have been informed by insecurity.
Gusau said the secretariat had received 10 petitions from politicians, but did not give details.