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Why Hearing Of Governorship Appeals Was Adjourned – CJN


The chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammed this Monday suspended the sitting in the case of seven governors before the apex court.

According to him, the action was due to the over crowdy nature of the Court as well as the sudden ill-health of a judge on the panel.

The supreme court therefore adjourned till Tuesday to hear the governorship appeals on Sokoto, Imo, Benue, Bauchi, Plateau, Kano and Adamawa.

Earlier on in a bid to decongest the court, the registrar had announced that the CJN had issued a directive limiting the number counsels to make appearance in a matter to five.

However, after reconvening and taking the appearance of counsels in the first case, the CJN announced again that they would rise because one of them is sick.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the court will abruptly rise because one of us is seriously sick,” he said.

Although the CJN had said the court would reconvene, it was later announced that it would no longer sit on Monday.

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