By Bashir Muhd Inuwa
The Chairman, National/State House of Assembly Election Petition sitting in Kano, Justice F.N Azinge has declared that Tribunal would not entertain delay tactics from counsels in the interest of justice.
Justice Azinge who spoke at inaugural sitting of the Panel in Kano explained that Election Petition is time bound, adding the court would not welcome tactics that would truncate justice.
Justice Watch News gathered that the 3 Justices of the Panel of the Tribunal include: Justice F.N Azinge from Delta State, Khadi Dahiru Abubakar Danjega from Sokoto State and Musa Zakari Usman, Yobe State.
He therefore cautioned Lawyers and other litigants to support the Tribunal successfully adjucate justice in all the petitions assigned to it.
The Tribunal Chairman disclosed that 16 petitions were assigned to the panel, as he enjoined lawyers to cooperate with the Tribunal to treat the petitions within stipulated period as provided by Electoral Act 2021 as amended.
The Chairman further advised members of the Bar to always meet its secretariet to resolved challenges that may emerge.
In his remark, Chief M.N Duru who spoke on behalf of Kano Bar, assured the Tribunal that Kano Lawyers are hardworking and respectful, noting that law profession in the state is being practiced very close to English Bar.
Chief Duru said he started his practice in Kano, in 1987, explaining that within the years of his experience he had practiced in many parts of the country, emphasizing that Kano practice is exceptional.
He therefore appealed “My Lords, be patience with us if we made mistake and guide us appropriately. We pray for your successful stay in Kano.”
In a speech, a Kano based lawyer Barrister Abdulhafiz pleaded with the panel to be more patience with counsel, as he pleaded for guidance.