Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party were the presidential candidates who were heard in court applications before the presidential election. The judge who rendered the decision in those cases, Justice Joseph Ikyegh, has since been transferred.
According to Naija News, he was moved to take the position of presiding justice (head) of the Appeal Court’s Port Harcourt division.
The news was announced by Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, President of the Court of Appeal, along with the court’s 2023 posting of justices.
According to the posting letter, dated March 7 and signed by the Appeal Court President alongside several selected justices, other justices were also impacted as members and others as the Presiding Judge (PJ)…..Continue Reading
The country’s six geopolitical zones were home to a total of 20 Presiding Justices (PJs), according to a breakdown of the position.
The letter states that the Lagos division is comprised of seven justices, with Justice J. O. Bada serving as the division’s Presiding Justice (PJ) and the other justices being Justices O. F. Ogbuinya, O. A. Otisi, F. O. Oho, A. S. Umar, A. M. Bayero, and M. I. Sirajo.
Justice C. N. Uwa serves as the division’s principal justice (PJ), and Justices Audi Wambai, M. B. Idris, and M. S. Hassan serve as members.
Justice M. A. Adumein serves as the PJ for the Ibadan division, and Justices Yargata Nimpar, Gabriel Kolawole, and A. B. Mohammed serve as members.
Judge for the Enugu division Justices J. O. K. Oyewole and J. E. Ekanem serve as members, and U. I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu serves as the PJ.
Justices F. O. Akinbami and S. O. Nwaka-Gbagi served as members of the Benin division’s PJ post, which was held by Justice T. N. Orji-Abdua.
Judge T. Y. Hassan is a member of the Jos division’s PJ panel, together with Justices I. A. Andenyangtso, J. G. Abundaga, and Olasumbo Goodluck.
Justice Joseph Ikyegh is the PJ for the Port Harcourt division, and Justices S. T. Hussein, F. A. Ojo, and A. Waziri are members.
Justice H. S. Tsam-mani will preside over the seven-judge Abuja division, which also has Justices S. J. Adah, P. O. Ige, O. E. Williams-Dawodu, U. A. Ogakwu, M. Mustapha, and Danlami Z. Senchi.
Justice R. C. Agbo is the PJ for the Calabar division, and Justices H. A. Barka and B. B. Aliyu make up the other two members of the division.
Justice O. A. Belgore, along with Justices Bitrus Sanga and K. I. Amadi, preside over Ilorin’s three justices.
Similar to this, three justices were assigned to the Owerri division. Justice J. H. Sankey would serve as the division’s chairman, and Justices O. A. Adefope-Okojie and S. A. Bola would serve as members.
Justice M. L. Shuaibu, who heads the four-justice Sokoto division, is joined by Justices R. M. Abdullahi, Ebiowei Tobi, and A. M. Talba.
Justice I. O. Akeju serves as the presiding justice for the Yola division, and the other three justices are H. A. Abiru, P. O. Affen, and as well as M. L. Abubakar.
The Ekiti division is presided over by Justice C. E. Nwosi-Iheme, and Justices A. M. Lamido and O. A. Adegbehingbe serve as its members. The Akure division, which has three justices, is headed by Justice O. F. Omoleye, and Justices I. Jombo-Ofo and Y. A. Bashir serve as its members.
Asaba division is presided over by Justice Tunde Awotoye, while Justices U. Onyemenam, M. O. Bolaji-Yusuf, and A. O. Obaseki-Adejumo serve as members and Justices B. A. Georgewill and I. W. Jauro serve as members of the Makurdi division.
Justices P. A. Mahmoud and B. I. Gafai serve as members of the Awka division, which is presided over by Justice O. O. Daniel-Kalio.
Justice A. A. B. Gumel serves as PJ for the Gombe division, while Justices J.J. Y. Tukur, M. Danjuma, and A. I. Banjoko as members Judge Who Delivered Decision in Atiku’s Case Is Named Head Of Port Harcourt Appeal Court Division