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Supreme Court adjourns appeal against Ihedioha, Ortom, Ganduje, Tambuwal till Tuesday

Valentine Chinyem



Hearings in the appeals challenging the election of Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, including three other governors, were on Monday suspended by the Supreme Court following the sudden ill health of one of the justices on the panel.

Other governors whose appeals were affected are Emeka Ihedioha (Imo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) and Simon Lalong (Plateau).

Before then the court had to suspend its sitting over rowdiness and disorder in the court.

However, after the court reconvened and arguments in the appeal against Ganduje was concluded by counsel to the appellant, Chief Adegbeoyoga Awolowo (SAN), the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad announced that proceedings would be abruptly adjourned as one of the justices on the panel was sick.

However, after a long wait, an official of the court announced that the CJN had directed that all the appeals be adjourned till Tuesday.