Note: This decision is significant because the Court of Appeal is charged with arbiting election disputes, including the petitions against the election of President Goodluck Johnathan.
09 June 2011
COURT of Appeal President Isa Ayo Salami got a clean bill of health yesterday.
A five-man Reconciliation Committee set up by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to broker peace between the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, and Justice Salami cleared the Court of Appeal chief of any wrongdoing.
On the committee are retired Supreme Court Justices B.O. Babalakin, A.B. Wali, Anthony Iguh and Emmanuel Ayoola as well as a former Appeal Court President, Justice Mustapha Akanbi.
The Chairman of the panel, Justice Babalakin, tendered its findings while testifying before a five-man probe panel set up by the council to investigate the allegations and counter allegations between the duo yesterday.