Supreme Court Halts Proceedings in Kano Imo Others Election over Judge’s Ill Health


The Supreme Court has halted the appeals of Kano, Imo, Bauchi, Benue, Plateau, Sokoto and Adamawa States scheduled for today.

The Politico has earlier reported that the Supreme Court is hearing the appeals filed by the governorship candidates 10 months after the election held in the affected states.

After the commencement of the proceedings, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, led the court’s seven-man panel announced that one of the panel members was sick.

The CJN subsequently told a packed court that the panel would rise briefly to return later.

About one hour later, instead of the panel returning, an official of the court announced to a disappointed audience that proceedings have been rescheduled for the next day, to enable the court address the problem of the ailing judicial officer.

Before filing this report, the identity of the ailing judge was ,however, not made public.