The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has directed that the Ebonyi Election Petitions Tribunal be relocated to Abuja immediately.
The Secretary of the tribunal, Nyior Sekulla, announced this in Abakaliki on Wednesday.
He said the tribunal office at the Ebonyi Judiciary Headquarters in Abakaliki has been shut down, following the directive.
According to him, all processes relating to matters before the tribunal would continue at Abuja.
“In compliance with the HPCA directives, the petitioners, counsel to parties and the general public are hereby informed via this medium that the EPT sitting here in Abakaliki thereby ceases to operate in Abakaliki
“Therefore, in compliance with the HPCA directives, the petitioners, Counsel to parties and the general public are hereby informed via this medium that the EPT sitting in Abakaliki thereby cease to operate in Ebonyi on April 26.
“Fillings of processes taking of proceedings among others, shall henceforth continue at Abuja. Our contact remains the same for further enquiries please,” the statement read.