Equity Tanko Muhammad, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has encouraged the 250 named Chairmen and individuals from the Election Petition Tribunals to be guided by the dread of God in the execution of their obligations.
The new Acting CJN, who supplanted Justice Walter Onnoghen gave the charge on Saturday in Abuja amid the promise taking and swearing function of legal officers selected to administer debate emerging from the pending general races.
“I am enchanted to address all of you on thid event of the swearing-in function for the recently designated Chairmen and individuals from Election Petition Tribunals for the 2019 General Elections that is around the bend.
“As your lordships promise of office as executives and individuals from the Election Petition Tribunals, let me advise you that this pledge is a grave intrigue to Almighty God.
“Consequently, it is God Almighty that you will be at last capable to.
“Along these lines, it is from this promise your obligations and duties as directors and individuals from the Election Petition Tribunals in your different spots of task spring forward and has a coupling impact.
“This is a moral endeavor to equity just as maintaining the standard of law in our courts.
“Accordingly, I entreat you to release your difficult obligation persistently and with the dread of God Almighty,” he said.
Muhammad additionally stated: “the legal executive is in the attempting time, you should remain to ensure and maintain the honesty of this arm of government”.
“I along these lines praise you on this arrangement and I encourage you to see this task as a call to more noteworthy support of your country.
“I urge you to maintain and upgrade the respect and remaining of the legal executive and I implore that the Almighty God will present to you quality, great wellbeing and insight in the execution of your obligations”, Muhammad said.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Justice Sidi Bage was one out of the rest of the 15 judges of the Supreme Court that went to the function alongside the acting CJN.