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Court of Appeal delivers 7,295 judgements, 3,665 motions in last one year

Court of Appeal

The president of Court of appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem on Monday disclosed that the court delivered a total of 7,295 judgements and ruled on 3,665 motions during the 2022/2023 legal year.

Justice Dongben-Mensen made the disclosure at the commencement of the 2023/2024 new legal year in Abuja.

She recalled that a total of 98 panels were constituted to hear election petitions cases across the country to handle a total of 1,209 petitions that were filed.

Among the petitions, five were filed at the presidential election petition court and have been concluded, while some of 147 petitions filed at the Senatorial election tribunal have been delivered and 417 petitions from the House of Representatives election are also being attended to.

She also said that a total of 557 petitions associated with the State houses of Assembly, and 83 Gubernatorial Elections petitions are being disposed off, she added that governorship elections petitions were filed in 24 states out of 28 States where Governorship elections took place.

According to the President of the Court of Appeal the Abuja division is currently overwhelmed by voluminous documents and suffers from lack of adequate storage facilities and office space.

The President therefore appealed to the Minister of the FCT to provide a large piece of land for the construction of the Abuja Division.