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Justice delayed, they say, is justice denied. Delay in the dispensation of electoral disputes in Nigeria has become an albatross to the Nigerian nation. It has become a sour point in our electoral process. In this article, the writer meticulously looked at fair hearing in the determination of electoral disputes, and its application and problems created as a result of judgments of courts and sources of the problems. Positions on fair hearing in other jurisdictions were equally considered.
Key words: Election Petition, Right to Fair Trial, Reasonable Time, Nigeria