Kano Election Appeal: Supreme Court adjourns abruptly

Peter Bahago, Abuja


The Supreme Court in Abuja, Nigeria has adjourned abruptly when one of the seven justices hearing the appeal in the 2019 Kano State Governorship Election suddenly fell ill during court sitting.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammad, told the crowded court that one of its justices hearing the case is critically ill shortly after Counsel for Abbah Yusuf of the peoples Democratic party, Gboyega Awomolo adopted his brief and urged the court to allow the appeal.

Justice Tanko Mohammad stated that the court will have to abruptly rise to reconvene shortly.

Consequently, the CJN led other six justices out of the court to their chamber to enable them attend to the ailing justice.

As at the time of filing this report the retune of lawyers with about 30 senior advocates of Nigeria are waiting for the return of the panel to the court, to continue with the proceedings.