Thursday, July 18, 2019

'Election petitions should be handled by retired Judges'

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has said that the election petitions in Nigeria should be handled by retired judges.

In a communique sent out on Thursday, the human rights activist argued that the judges serving in the courts have been overburden with national assignments and have left their jurisdictions, hence leaving all matters pending in their courts.

Falana further stated that a review should be carried out regarding preferences given to election petitions and appeals, adding that in certain neighbouring nations, election petitions are not handled by regular courts but by constitutional courts.