- A seven-man Supreme Court panel has been named to hear the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP
- Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed announced the panel to handle the case
- The Supreme Court also temporarily stood down the case filed by the PDP candidate
As the Supreme Court begins hearing of the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, a seven-man panel to handle the case has been unveiled.
The panel is led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, who made the announcement ahead of the appeal that is against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in an election tribunal ruling.
The other six justices announced by the CJN are:
1. Bode Rhodes-Vivour
2. Olukayode Ariwoola
3. John Inyang Okoro
4. Amiru Sanusi
5. Ejembi Eko
6. Uwani Aba-aji
Legit.ng earlier reported that the hearing of Atiku was on Wednesday, October 30, stood down by the Supreme Court.
The report said that the panel led by CJN Tanko Mohammed took the decision to allow Atiku's counsel, Levy Uzokwu (SAN), conclude on the procedure of the hearing.
The Supreme Court panel wants a situation where there would be a single judgement on the main appeal and this would cover all the others.
The court had fixed Wednesday, October 30, to hear the appeal of the PDP against the ruling of the appeal court.
"The Supreme Court of Nigeria has scheduled to hear the Appeal of the PDP and Atiku/Obi, arising from the judgment of the appeal court, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. It’s time to #RescueNigeria," the opposition party had said.
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