The Rivers Election Petition Tribunal on Re-run elections in the state sitting in Port Harcourt, has relocated to the High Court in Apo, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
This is contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday by Mr Sirajo Gusau, the Secretary to the tribunal.
“I am directed to inform the general public and all lawyers concerned that the election tribunal has been relocated to the High Court Apo, Abuja, FCT with immediate effect.’’
Gusau, however, told journalists in a telephone interview that he was not in a position to disclose what informed the relocation.
It would be recalled that the Elections Petition Tribunal that handled petitions that arose from the 2015 general elections was also relocated to the FCT.
Sources said the relocation may have been informed by insecurity.
Gusau said the secretariat had received 10 petitions from politicians, but did not give details. (NAN)