The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till Tuesday (today) the hearing of 13 appeals filed in respect of governorship tussles in six states.
The adjournment followed an announcement by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, leading a seven-man panel, that one of the members of the panel was ill.
The CJN said the court needed to “abruptly rise” due to the unnamed judge’s ailment.
The adjournment cut short the hearing of the first appeal already being taken. The appeal being heard was on the governorship contest in Kano State.
Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), the lawyer representing the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate, Abba Kabir-Yusuf, had identified the processes he filed in the case.
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s lawyer, Joseph Daudu (SAN), was to adopt his briefs of argument, when the CJN made the announcement.
All the six other members of the panel were seated with the CJN when the development was announced but the ailing one among them was not identified.
The panel was expected to resume sitting but after about an hour, the Director of Litigation of the Supreme Court, Ibrahim Gold, declared that all the appeals had been adjourned till Tuesday. Copyright PUNCH.