- The hearing on appeals made against the election victories of some state governors in the country was suspended on Monday, January 13
- The order for the suspension of the hearing came from the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, who indicated that the courtroom was noisy and rowdy
- Justice Muhammad also said that one of the members of the seven-man panel who were to preside over the cases was ill
The hearing of the appeals on governors Aminu Tambuwal, Abdullahi Ganduje, Emeka Ihedioha, Bala Mohammed, Simon Lalong and Samuel Ortom has been suspended by the Supreme Court in Abuja.
The hearing was suspended and adjourned to Tuesday, January 14, based on the order of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, on Monday, January 13, The Nation reports.
This was due to the obvious rowdiness and noise that were observed in the courtroom as judges and attendants awaited the proceedings to begin.
Moreover, Justice Muhammad gave the order for the suspension of the hearing because one of the members of the seven-man panel who will preside over the cases was ill.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the election victories of Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and his counterpart in Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule as governors of their respective states were on Wednesday, December 18, upheld by the Supreme Court.
The duo had contested and won the governorship elections which held on Saturday, March 9, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In the case of the Nasarawa governorship election, the apex court threw out the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), David Ombugadu.
The judgement was delivered by a seven-man panel led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili. Justice Odili said that Ombugadu's appeal lacked merit.
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