Friday, February 10, 2012

Sylva Bayelsa Governorship: Supreme Court Adjourns Appeal Until After Governorship Election

Sahara Reporters
8 February 2012

The Supreme Court of Nigeria will next April tell former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva, whether or not he has a place in a gubernatorial election that would have been concluded one full month earlier, and for which he had brought the appeal in the first place.

Yesterday, after listening to lawyers, the court promptly adjourned further hearing in the case until April in what seems to be a substantive decision in itself.

Also of note yesterday, is that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Dahiru Musdapher recused himself and did not participate in the hearing.  He chose Justice Mahmud Mohammed to chair the panel that heard the case.

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