Friday 29 September 2023


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

Lawyers have being admonished to always tell their client(s) the truth of whatever happens in Court or Tribunals whenever they represent them and to make sure they always take extra efforts to give them the information in a language they understand.

This advice was given by the Judges in the National/State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital, chaired by Hon. Justice B. M. Tukur.

The Judges frowned and condemned in strong terms, the kind of information they hear through the rumour mills of alleged happenings and interpretation of Judgments so far delivered by the Panel.

This advice came, after the Tribunal sacked the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Moses Sule, Member, representing Mikang State Constituency today, owing to Petition No: EPT/PL/SHA/11/2023, filed by Hon. Naanlong Gapyil and the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging his victory at the polls and for been sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that has no structure in the eyes of the Law.

The Chairman, Hon. Justice Tukur, in open Court said he is surprised that, the Judgment(s) he delivered in Kaduna has suddenly found its way to the Social Media, even when the issues in the Petition he is handling in Plateau State are entirely different in facts from the matter he handled in Kaduna.

According to him, “some of the Lawyers that were in Kaduna and in some of those matters are also here too!”

“I see some of them”. He added.

Members of the panel, who contributed individually also urged Lawyers to do their Jobs with the highest level of integrity and honesty in order to move the Legal Profession forward.

They said, “People did this job before we came, now we are doing the job and others will take over from us. So we must apply caution and do it with all respect, integrity and honesty and not just for money. We have been hearing a lot”.

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