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Protesters storm Supreme Court over appeal court judgements in Plateau

Written by on November 14, 2023

The judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which sacked four lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State.

The groups, under the aegis of Coalition for Justice in Africa, CJA, submitted a protest letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.

According to the protesters, the appellate court, by its judgement, thwarted the wishes of electorates in Plateau state, when it declared candidates that lost the National Assembly elections held on February 25, as winners of the legislative seats.

Speaking shortly after submitting a protest letter to the CJN, the National President of the group, Dr. Daniel Okwa, maintained that the judgement of the appellate court was capable of causing a breakdown of law and order in the state.

He says the group was at the apex court to seek the intervention of the CJN, alleging that the verdicts were influenced by some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

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