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Supreme Court Takes Decision On Governorship Appeals In 6 States

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The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing in cases involving governorship election result disputes in six states of the federation.

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YaahooJournalist reports that the Supreme Court took the decision on governorship appeals in six states on Monday, January 13.

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

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YaahooJournalist reports the Supreme Court adjourned hearing in the matters to Tuesday, 14th January.

The seven-member panel of the apex court led by Tanko Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), began sitting on Monday on various cases brought by aggrieved parties on the outcome of the 2019 governorship elections in their respective states.

CJN Tanko-led 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.

CJN Tanko 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.

Meanwhile, the governors declared elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the affected 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.

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The governors 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.

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