The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad has summoned six Chief Judges in the country over the conflicting court orders that emanated in their states in the last one month.
The CJN who is the Chairman of the National Judicial Council NJC issued the summons to the Chief Judges in Abuja on 30th August
The summons indicated that the affected Chief Judges are to appear before him as a prelude to the larger one by the NJC to explain what warranted issuance of conflicting orders by courts of coordinate jurisdiction.
The summoned Chief Judges are those of Rivers. ,Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo states.
The CJN complained on the huge embarrassment caused to the Nigeria’s judiciary by the actions of those who issued the conflicting orders upon ex-parte applications by some political parties.