Abuja - The Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has challenged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to promote rapid development by advising politicians against petitions that distracted winners of elections.
The governor stated this while receiving the President of the NBA, Austin Alegeh, on a courtesy call in Asaba.
He urged the bar association to assist in reducing so-called frivolous petitions in the 2015 and future elections in the country.
Uduaghan, who had a total of 19 cases presided over by 77 judges/justices instituted against him by his political opponents since 2007 when he assumed office, lamented the trend where some politicians, rather than preparing for election only specialize in petitions aimed at distracting the winner and wasting the time of the courts.
He disclosed that his administration had embarked on massive voter education towards the forthcoming local government and 2015 polls in the state.
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"We should educate members of the Bar to reduce election petitions so that people will concentrate more on winning elections in the field".
The governor said his administration placed high premium on the rule of law and has always complied with the judgment of courts.
"We are very passionate about obeying court orders. We want to assure you that we will continue to obey court orders."
He stressed the belief in law and order as bedrock for sustainable development.
"We desire a society where law and order prevails," said Uduaghan.
- CAJ News