The Federal High Court has declared a short break to enable its judges to vote in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
In a circular signed by the Chief Judge of the court, John Tsoho, it was announced that the break will begin from Wednesday (22 February ) and end on 28 February.
It was further stated that there would be judges designated to hear urgent cases from different parts of the country. Under the arrangement, a judge will be designated to hear urgent cases from the North, South-west, and South-south/South-east regions in the country.
The statement read;
“The Administrative Judges in the Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt Judicial Divisions, shall ensure that a Judge is designated to cater for the North, South-West, SouthSouth/South-East Geo-political Areas, respectively, regarding urgent matters during the period.
“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.
“Members of the task force will have four weeks within which to dispose of the pre-election cases.”
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