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Lawyer petitions NJC over alleged delay in hearing party matter in Court



The Nationwide Judicial Council has been petitioned by aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) in Abia State, over the alleged unwillingness of Justice Evelyn Anyadike of a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Umuahia to listen to their case which was filed earlier than her.

A replica of the petition which was made obtainable to DAILY POST on Friday by the Lawyer to the aggrieved members of PDP, Nnamdi U. Nwokocha Ahaaiwe complained that the matter was being unnecessarily delayed, fearing that justice could elude them in that circumstance.

A replica of the petition which was acknowledged by the workplace of the Performing Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the Nationwide Judicial Council (NJC), defined that the matter earlier than the Federal Excessive Courtroom was a pre-election matter that should have been given an accelerated listening to, however the reverse was the case.

The petitioners identified that the court docket had already given a judgement on the 2022 Electoral Act in Umuahia, nullifying the train carried out by the Nationwide Meeting in a case between Mr. Ndudi Nwagbara and 6 others, versus the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

The event, they stated necessitated their write-up to the Chief Choose of the Federal Excessive Courtroom on the twenty seventh of July, 2022, however there was no motion.

Based on them, one other write-up was forwarded to the Chief Choose of the Federal Excessive Courtroom on the fifteenth day of August 2022, and not using a response.

A part of the petition learn: “perusal of the aforesaid communication will present that the gravamen of our grievance is that opposite to the specific and extant directives of each the Nationwide Judicial Council (NJC) and the Observe Instructions issued by the Chief Choose of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, our case was adjourned from the twenty first day of July 2022 to the thirtieth day of September 2022 by the Federal Excessive Courtroom 1, Umuahia, which proceeded on trip, opposite to the extant directives that every one Courts listening to pre-election issues shouldn’t go on trip till they conclude the instances pending earlier than them which should be heard on a day-to-day foundation.”

The petitioners stated the primary and second defendants have been but to enter look 4 months after, thereby creating a terror that one thing fishy was going to occur.

“In view of the truth that the Courtroom listening to, the choose matter had proceeded on trip opposite to the extant directives, we utilized to the Chief Choose of the Federal Excessive Courtroom of Nigeria to assign the case to any trip Courtroom in Nigeria for listening to in view of the a number of steps nonetheless to be taken within the matter.

The lawyer stated members of the social gathering [claimants] are encumbered by the event which has made their opponents topic them to mockery.

Additionally they cited the effluxion of time as a chance their political opponents are ready to utilise.

“By the thirtieth day of September 2022, when listening to within the case is ready to renew if nothing pressing is completed, there can be barely a month and 9 days to the expiration of the constitutionally regulated lifespan of the case.

They referred to as for the Performing CJN’s intervention, asking for an accelerated listening to of the case for need of time.

Lawyer petitions NJC over alleged delay in listening to social gathering matter in Courtroom

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