BREAKING: Supreme Court stops proceedings of gov’ship election cases over judge’s ill health

BREAKING: Supreme Court stops proceedings of gov’ship election cases over judge’s ill health

The hearing of the appeals in relation to the disputed governorship elections in about seven states by the Supreme Court has been stopped.

The States concerned are Kano, Imo, Bauchi, Benue, Plateau, Sokoto and Adamawa states.

The day’s proceedings commenced, with the calling of the appeal in respect of the Kano dispute, in respect of which lawyers to parties – Abbah Yusuf and Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) their briefs and prayed the court to allow the appeal.

Shortly after, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, who led the court’s seven-man panel announced that one of the panel members was feeling unwell.

The CJN announced that the panel would rise briefly to return later.

But in a twist, instead of the panel returning, an official of the court announced to a disappointed audience that proceedings have been rescheduled for the next day, to enable the court address the problem of the ailing judicial officer.

It was a big disappointment and surprise that the identity of the ailing judge was not made public.