Court to close all pre-election cases in 4 weeks

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The Federal High Court of Nigeria has constituted a special task force of judges to swiftly hear and determine all pre-election cases before it within four weeks.

This much was contained in a circular issued by the Chief Judge of the Court, Justice John Tsoho on Wednesday in Abuja.

Tsoho stated that the task force became necessary to designate a team of Judges following the large volume of pre-election suits that have flooded the court.

The Ravens NG gathered that Judges who are members of the task force will suspend all regular cases in their respective courts, due to the urgency of electoral cases, which are time-bound.

“In view of the large volume of pre-election cases filed so far, with the imminent attendant risk of lapsing, it has become necessary to constitute a task force to speedily dispose of the matters, particularly in those Judicial Divisions with a glut of them,” the statement said.

In the same vein, a statement by the Assistant Director of Information of the Court, Dr Catherine Oby Christopher showed that Justice Tsoho further stated that the Judges will have four weeks within which to dispose of pre-election cases brought before them.

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