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CNPP asks NJC to probe Bauchi CJ

By Patience Ogbodo

BAUCHI — THE Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Bauchi State chapter has called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to investigate the role of the state Chief Judge, Justice Sabo Suleiman Darazo, for issuing a court injunction, restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting a by-election to the Gamawa Constituency in the state.

CNPP also called  for a thorough investigation into all political litigations handled by the state Chief Judge in the recent past and where he is found to have deviated from the legal path, full sanctions be visited on him as it has done to other erring judges in the country.

According to a released jointly signed by the CNPP chairman, Abdullahi Idris, and  Secretary, Yusuf Mohammed, as a chief judge of the state, nothing short of uprightness, equality before the law should be the watch word rather than taking side.

It stated that going by Section 251(1) of the 1999 Constitution, does the Chief Judge has any jurisdiction to hear the application and also issued the retraining order since   “election was to be conducted by INEC, a federal agency?”
CNPP noted that going by the above illustrations, the scenario could be said to be shrouded in an infused external motive rather than purely legal dictates.


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