The Lagos State Chief Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, has inaugurated two tribunals to look into complaints occasioned by the conduct of local government elections in the state last Saturday.
Justice Olateru Olagbegi was named as the chairman of the first tribunal, while Mrs. Folashade Adetiba was appointed chairman of the second tribunal.
Members of the first tribunal are: Mrs. Aigbokhavio, Miss Badejo Okunsanya, Mr. Fadeyi and Abdulazeez Jimoh, while members of the second tribunal are: Mrs. D.T. Olatokun, Mr. Paul, Mrs. Olajuwon and Mr. O. Olaibi.
Speaking during the swearing-in at the conference room of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, Justice Atilade said the local government election held on July 22, 2017 in Lagos State were inconclusive without providing a platform for aggrieved parties or individuals to seek redress through the legal process, as prescribed by the Electoral Act.
According to the Chief Justice, members of the committee are men and women of “proven integrity” and are vast in relevant laws. She expressed her confidence in them to deliver justice swiftly.
She urged the committee members to see their new task as a call to service and to ensure that their oath of office remained their guide.
“I urge you to see this as a call to service and to know that people are watching; all eyes are on you. Your oath of office should remain your guide,” she said
Justice Atilade further urged them to be wary of people, especially family members, schoolmates and church members, who at this time would be calling and sending them text messages looking for favours with regards to their new duties.
“Like Ceasar’s wife, you should be above board. You would be approached by friends, schoolmates, church members, and so on. Please stay away from them,” she said.