New Judges task force created to tackle pre election issues – Federal High Court


The Federal High Court of Nigeria (FHC) has created a special task forces of Judges in respect to the 2023 election, to hear and determine all pre-election cases brought before it swiftly.

This information was made known on Wednesday in a statement by the Assistant Director of Information of FHC Dr Catherine Oby- Christopher in Abuja.

According to Dr Catherine, a circular letter issued by the Honourable Chief Judge of the Court, the Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, says it has become very necessary to designate a team of judges for this special assignment following the large volume of pre-election cases that have flooded the court.

“Judges who are members of the Task Force will suspend all regular cases in their respective courts, due to the urgency of the 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 circular read.

Honourable Tsoho further stated that the judges would have four weeks within which to dispose of the pre-election cases.

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