Appeal Court President warns election tribunal officials against compromise

President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has warned officials of the court deployed to man the registries of election tribunals to determine petitions from this year’s general elections against compromising the process.

Justice Dongban-Mensem urged the three hundred and fifty officials to see their deployment as a call to serve their fatherland and not an opportunity for self-service.

The PCA spoke in Abuja at a two-day capacity building workshop for those who will serve as Registrars, Secretaries and others officials of the election tribunals.

She said it is part of the officials’ obligation to discharge their duties with faith and not be carried away by little advances, noting that their integrity, the tribunal and members are in the public searchlight.

Justice Dongban-Mensem emphasized that the court will not hesitate to deal with anyone found wanting.