Nigeria’s Supreme Court clears the air on APC’s petition against 3 Justices

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The Supreme Court on Thursday clarified that Justice Abdul Aboki was not one of the three Justices of the court petitioned by the All Progressive Congress APC and accused of plotting to subvert justice in the matter of Imo North Senatatorial district election.

Supreme Court of Nigeria
Supreme Court of Nigeria

The apex court however said that Aboki was in the panel of five Justices of the court constituted to determine the appeal that emanated on the dispute surrounding the authentic candidate of the party in the December 5.2020 senatorial bye-election

Justice Mohammed Musa Dattijo who presided over Tuesday proceedings and who made the petition public had mentioned himself, Abdu Aboki and Helen Morenikeji Ogunwumiju as the three Justices mentioned to have held a meeting with leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

But a statement by the Director of Press and Information of the court, Akande Festus said that the name of Justice Abdu Aboki was never mentioned in the APC petition.

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