Imo North NASS Seat: Supreme Court Suspends Hearing Over APC’s Petition Against 3 Justices


Interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, has written a petition against three Supreme Court Justices who are on the panel to hear an appeal in respect of the controversial Imo North Senatorial District bye-election, which held on December 5, 2020.

When the matter came up on Tuesday, Justice Musa Datijo Muhammad, who led a five-man panel of justices of the apex court informed parties of the petition by the APC.

Justice Datijo announced that the APC interim leadership had written a petition against him and two other justices on the panel, namely; Helen Ogunwumiju and Abdu Aboki.

The Supreme Court jurist hinted that the APC alleged that the Justices in question had a meeting with some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order to subvert justice in the case.

“The APC alleged that my humble self had led my two brothers to attend a meeting with members of the PDP to strategize on how to subvert the outcome of this case,” Justice Datijo told the court.

Consequently, the petition has forced the panel to suspend hearing of the case indefinitely.

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