The Edo Local Government Elections Petitions Tribunal says it has received 18 petitions from Labour Party and it’s candidates in the just-concluded September 2 Local Government polls.
The Tribunal Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Uwagboe, made the disclosure in an interview in Benin on Monday.
According to him, hearing of the petitions will commence on Wednesday, November 15.
“The two tribunals, headed by Justice Terry Momodu and Justice Rachel Ogbevoen, were inaugrated in order to meet up with the time frame,” he said.
Uwagboe said that the petitions were filed within the 30-day period allowed by law, counting from the day the results were declared by the State Independent Electoral Commission.
He further said that the filing of petitions ended on October 1.
The petitioners were contending that there were no elections in the 18 LGAs of the state.