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#BREAKING NEWS: Judges who may hear Atiku's at Supreme Court

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As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, put together to task the dismissal of their petition earlier than the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, there were speculations on the listing of justices who may sit at the attraction.

The preferrred court presently has 17 justices, out of which seven should preside over the appeal. The seven maximum senior justices in that order are: leader Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad and Justices Bode Rhodes-Vivour, Mary Odili, Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, Olukayode Ariwoola, Musa Datijo Muhammad and Kumai Bayang Akaahs. But, President Muhammadu Buhari earlier this year directed the countrywide Judicial Council (NJC) to employ additional six justices.

A few other justices of the apex court docket encompass: Justices Amina Augie, Amiru Sanusi, Adamu Galinje, Inyang Okoro, Cletus Nweze, and Uwani Abba-Aji among others.

The ideal courtroom, as the nation’s maximum adjudicatory body, is built on the muse of seniority, order and decorum. As such, election petitions, specifically the presidential election petitions, are areas wherein experience and courage are most required at the judicial bench.

The PDP and Atiku were working on their appeal difficult the decision of the 5-member tribunal presided through Justice Mohammed Garba.

The panel ruled that PDP and Atiku didn't prove, past affordable doubt, allegations of corruption and non-compliance with the Electoral Act towards Buhari and the APC.

Legal professionals to PDP and Atiku which includes Levy Uzoukwu (SAN) and Mike Ozekhome (SAN) had preparatory to submitting the enchantment claimed the judgment become full of errors and innovations of submissions no longer made by way of the events.

Mike Ozekhome (SAN) said numerous things had been wrong with the judgement of the tribunal which include: bad evaluation of evidence, non-assessment of evidence, misplacement of precisely what the case of the petitioners is, and the fact of provisions of the Electoral Act being misinterpreted and misapplied.

“at the best court docket there may be seven very, very good heads with the intention to hear the attraction from right here. There may be no question approximately that; we are able to appeal the judgment,” he said.

But one of the attorneys to Buhari, Sam Ologunorisa (SAN), stated the attraction with the aid of the PDP and Atiku was anticipated but brought that it'd assist to enrich the us of a’s law.

“As lawyers, our reviews on issues of law and evaluation of statistics springing up therefrom are bound to vary. The presidential election petition and the troubles so distilled will generate this form of reaction as the stakes are high,” he said.

“In all, our felony jurisprudence is bound to be richer and i wish the political elegance will analyze one or two instructions and initiate suitable reforms to deepen our democracy,” he stated.

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