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APC drags 2 Bauchi High Court’s judges to NJC over alleged frivolous order

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 APC drags 2 Bauchi High Court s judges to NJC over alleged frivolous order

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bauchi State chapter, has dragged two justices of the state high court to the National Judicial Commission(NJC) for granting exparte orders contrary to procedures and conventions.

This was contained in a copy of the petitions against Justice Mu’azu Abubakar and Justice Kunaza N. Hamidu dated December 20, 2021.

The petitioners are Alhaji Umar Jibo the APC Chairman-elect in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State and Honourable Babayo Aliyu Misau the Chairman-elect and his executives

They submitted their petition at the office of the chief Justice of the Nigeria and Chairman of the NJC, Hon Justice Mohammed Tanko on December 21, 2021, alleging that the two judges granted exparte orders that will last till hearing and determination of the substantive suit without fair hearing.

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“By law, exparte orders are only granted to preserve the res and last only for 14 days, “ they stated.

According to them, the two judges separately gave order in the suits no BA/294/2021 and BA/211/2021 which affected their swearing in, since both the two orders separately will last up to the hearing and determination of the suits file by aggrieved parties over their victory.

They appealed to the National Judicial Commission to ensure justice to their claims against the two Justices.

PlatinumPost recalls that recently the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) had earlier warned judges against granting frivolous ex-parte orders to politicians, and threatened action for any jurist found wanting henceforth

The 2 embattled judges had restrained Mai Mala Buni led APC national caretaker committee grom inaugurating Babayo Misau-led executive members who were elected recently, and Umar Jibo led executives of the party

Those also restrained by the court order from administering the oath of office or his backroom ‘recognition’ as Bauchi APC leaders are acting APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman who is the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni; Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Yakubu Dogara and their privies, agents, cohorts and representatives in whatever capacity.

The court order also directed Misau and those that emerged as APC leaders in Bauchi along with him to stop “parading themselves in whatsoever manners or means and or acting in whatever capacities or names called as Bauchi State Executive Officers of APC pending the hearing of the substantive suit filed.”

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