Reduce frivolous electoral petitions, Uduaghan urges NBA


Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to assist in reducing frivolous petitions in the 2015 general elections.

He said frivolous petitions distract winners of elections from concentrating on governance.

The governor made this call while receiving the President of the NBA, Barrister Austin Alegeh (SAN), during a courtesy call in Asaba.

Dr. Uduaghan said there were a total of 19 cases presided over by 77 judges/justices were instituted against him by his political opponents since May 29, 2007 when he assumed office.

He lamented the trend where some politicians, rather than preparing for election, only specialize in petitions aimed at distracting the winner and wasting the time of the courts.

The governor, who disclosed that his administration had embarked on massive voter education towards the forthcoming local government and 2015 polls in the state, challenged the NBA to device means of discouraging its members from encouraging lawyers to be preparing briefs for candidates wishing to go to tribunals rather than concentrate on winning in the elections.

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