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Agbakoba seeks review of election petitions cost


[FILE PHOTO] Olisa Agbakoba

A senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Senior Counsel, Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has sought reduction in the cost of filing and procuring relevant documents for election petitions tribunals in the country.

The firm particularly lamented that the N400,000 fee could discourage potential petitioners ahead of the 2019 polls.

Represented by HURILAWS’ Senior Legal/ Programmes Officer, Collins Okeke, at the public presentation of the “Judicial Application of Election Petitions at the 2017 Anambra State Governorship Election Tribunal” in Lagos, Agbakoba stressed that access to relevant materials had continued to pose a serious challenge to litigants following the exorbitant fees imposed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC for issuance of certified true copies.

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