…Rivers, Kebbi CJs, four others to appear before Tanko
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has summoned the chief judges of six states over the conflicting judgements by courts of coordinate jurisdiction.
Muhammad, who is also Chairman of the National Judicial Commission summoned chief judges summoned of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa, and Imo states.
This is due to some conflicting ex parte orders emanating from judges under them.
Last week, two courts gave conflicting judgements on the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party.
While a Rivers High Court barred Uche Secondus from parading himself as the party’s National Chairman, a Kebbi Court reinstated him.
There have also been conflicting judgements involving other parties.
According to the summonses sent to the chief judges, “It has become expedient for me to invite you for a detailed briefing on the development.
“This is even more compelling, having regard to earlier NJC warning to judicial officers on the need to be circumspect in granting ex parte applications.”
CJN Media aide, Ahuraka Idaho, confirmed the development to The Punch on Monday.
But Idaho said he had no information on the date the summoned judges will meet with the CJN.