Supreme court adjourns ruling on governorship appeals of six states

Yusuf Bello| The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the appeals from the governorship elections in Benue, Bauchi, Kano, Plateau, Sokoto, and Imo States to Tuesday.

The hearing of the appeals, brought by various aggrieved candidates in the March 9 polls in the affected states, was scheduled at the apex court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Judgment on the six states were expected on Monday but was hindered by couple of setbacks including an over-crowded courtroom and a member of the panel falling sick.

The hearing was stalled earlier following the inability of the security men to control the crowd and noise level in the court.

Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, while announcing the adjournment, said the sick member had been attended to, but that the hearing will continue on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Justice Mohammed further ordered that counsels representing the parties should not appear with more than five Lawyers, but parties in the case were however allowed to witness the proceedings.

Earlier on Monday, Politicians who were not parties in any of the appeals were asked to also leave the courtroom.

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