BREAKING: Supreme Court Forced to Suspend Hearing of Kano, Sokoto, other Appeals
POLITICS DIGEST – The Supreme Court on Monday suspended the hearing of the appeals of Governors Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Kano and Sokoto States respectively.
Other governors, whose appeals were affected are Emeka Ihedioha (Imo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Samuel Ortom (Benue).
The hearings were suspended over rowdiness in the court.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, gave the order for the suspension of the appeals’ hearing.
For the second time, the CJN has been forced to stop hearing in the governorship appeals before the Supreme Court. Justice Muhammad, who resumed sitting in the appeals after rising earlier due to congestion of the hall, suddenly announced asuspension of the hearing due to the illness of one of the seven Justices.
The CJN said the Kano matter alongside the six other governorship appeals will be stood down for medical attention to the unnamed Justice.
Earlier, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), counsel to the PDP governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru-Yusuf, informed the court that he was withdrawing the preliminary objection to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s brief of argument to enable the apex court determine the matter on its merit.