Supreme Court Adjourns Governorship Election Dispute Hearing
The Supreme Court on Monday, adjourned hearing in cases involving governorship election result disputes in six states of the federation.
The affected states are Imo, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Plateau and Benue States.
Naija News reports the apex court adjourned hearing in the matters to Tuesday, 14th January.
The seven-member panel of the court, headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, began sitting on Monday on various cases brought by aggrieved parties on the outcome of the 2019 governorship elections in their respective states.
The panel rose for some minutes and later formally adjourned.
Previously during the sitting of the panel, it will be recalled the CJN as part of an effort to decongest the court, ordered that the counsels of each political party be reduced to five lawyers.
He also granted parties in the case the permission to witness the proceedings, while politicians who were not parties in the appeal were asked to vacate the court.
As earlier reported by this online medium, the governors declared elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the states are Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, Simon Lalong of Plateau state, and Samuel Ortom of Benue state.
They are all facing legal battles instituted by aggrieved candidates on the outcome of the governorship polls in their respective states and the Supreme Court is expected to deliver final judgments on their continued stay in office.
Source: Naija News