Saturday, January 21, 2012

Supreme Court Decides On Wamakko, Others Jan 27

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 (Cross River).

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.

If the Supreme Court upholds the arguments of the appellant, the five governors will have to vacate their seats next week Friday

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