Owing to the large volume of petitions filed after the last general elections, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on Thursday swore in another set of 39 judges to man election petition tribunals nationwide.
The 39 are to work with the 307 earlier sworn in on November 7, 2022 who are already sitting in the various tribunals.
It was learnt the need to appoint additional 39 was to meet the shortfall noticed at the close of the period for filing post-election petitions
Justice Ariwoola urged the judges not to betray their oath of office, and shun conduct capable of casting the Judiciary in bad light.
He said: “You have just taken an oath that has not only imposed a course of upright morale undertaking on you, but equally looped you with destiny