The formation of a tribunal panel for the rerun elections in Sokoto and Zamfara for 2024 has been announced. The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem, revealed this in a circular dated 2nd of February, 2024, which she personally signed and addressed to the Chief Judge of High Court of Justice, Sokoto State.
The circular clarified that the establishment of the Appeal Tribunal was in line with Section 285 (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Paragraph 1 (1,2,3) to the sixth schedule of the Constitution. It also emphasized that the constitution of the appeal panel was in accordance with Section 130 (3)(a)(b) of the Electoral Act, 2022.
Additionally, the circular appealed to the Chief Judge of High Court of Justice, Sokoto State, to provide court halls for the panel members in the two respective states, as well as office accommodation for the official conduct of the panel staff.