By Olawale Ibrahim , Lokoja
The Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi has sworn in nine-man panel for the Local government Council election petition tribunal.
The nine-man panel is to entertain all the cases that may arise from the conduct of the election in the state.
He stated that nine-man is divided into three panels, Tribunal 1-3 with a chairman and two members each with aims to fast track the administration of justice for the same purpose within the stipulated period of time.
Justice Olusiyi who disclosed this at the swearing-in ceremony of the nine-man member for Kogi State Local government election petition Tribunal on Friday on Friday in Lokoja, urged that the tribunal members to do their work to please God and not human beings.
He reminded them that they will be accountable to God, warming that this assignment is not an opportunity to make money rather should be seen as an opportunity to prove their mettle.
Justice Olusiyi noted that the member of the Local government election petition tribunal were carefully selected and saddled with this assignment.
Those inaugurated are Comfort Toliwashe, Chairman Panel 1 , Babatunde Joel and Shaibu Momoh members.
Others are Ajesola Joseph Sunday Chairman Panel 2, Sefiya Aliyu Ahmadu Mohammed as members and Anivasa Jibrin Chairman Panel 3, Marito Samuel, and Waniko Nda Emmanuel as members.
Responding on behalf of panel members, Mrs. Comfort Tolawashe expressed gratitude to the Acting Chief Judgr for found them worthy of this aasigment, stressing that they will not disappoint the Judiciary.
Toluwashe stressed that the assignment would be carried out diligently, adding that the members will not betray the confidence reposed in them.