The big question here is; can we use ADR mechanisms, such as mediation, conciliation and arbitration, to resolve electoral disputes.
The NBA Port-Harcourt Bar Centre – 1 Bank Road, GRA Port Harcourt
Monday, December 3, 2018
FROM OUR CHAIRMAN
Mrs. Mia Essien, SAN, FCIArb specializes in complex commercial matters, corporate Law, arbitration, banking, receivership and liquidation, mergers and takeovers, privatization, energy, environmental, oil & gas law, intellectual property and litigation.
All of us at NBA-SLP, look forward to receiving new members into the section. Membership is open to any member of the Nigerian Bar Association upon satisfactory completion of the Registration Form and the payment of the Section dues.
Chief Ferdinand Orbih, SAN
According to the President of the Court of Appeal, a total of 730 Election petitions were filed after the 2015 General Elections. Of these, 39 were Governorship, 79 Senatorial, 179 House of Representatives and 380 State Houses of Assembly election petitions. In addition 32 election petitions arising out of the elections conducted in Edo and Anambra States, in 2016. Her Lordship said that a total of 110 tribunals were setup with 255 Judges to hear the petitions. These figures are indeed very worrisome
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