19 January 2012
The Supreme Court yesterday fixed January 27 for its judgment in the appeal challenging the propriety of tenure elongation of five state governors.
Consequently, the apex court yesterday dispatched letters to all the five governors putting them on notice of its intention to deliver judgment in the matter next week Friday.
The five governors are governors Ibrahim Idris (Kogi), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa), Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto) and Liyel Imoke (
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The former Lagos State military governor and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) gubernatorial candidate in the 2011 election, Mohammed Buba Marwa, had, through his lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), filed the appeal asking the apex court to direct the five governors to vacate their seats on the grounds that they were elected on a four-year tenure which ended on May 29, 2011.