The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of Justice Kayode Ariwoola, at its has recommended the compulsory retirement of Justice F. B. Andetur, the Chief Judge of Taraba State High Court with immediate effect.
Justice Andetur was recommended for compulsory retirement following the findings of an Investigation Committee to a petition written against him by Senator Muhammed Sanusi Dagash, that he suppressed judgment by failing to deliver judgment in Suit between Kassim Yahaya Ahmad Vs Shittu Wurmo & Shuwari Farms Limited , 30 months after adoption of final addresses by the parties.
The Council after deliberation found that the Chief Judge breached the provisions of Section 294(1) of the Constitution and therefore recommended him for compulsory retirement with immediate effect to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State.
In the interim, the Council in exercise of its disciplinary powers under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, has suspended Justice Andetur from office pending his compulsory retirement.
He is to hand over to the next most senior Judge in the State.
INEC IN BAUCHI TAKES PREEMPTIVE ACTION AGAINST LATE OPENING OF POLLS
In Bauchi, INEC has taken preemptive steps to ensure the governorship and state assembly polls open on time.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner says the Registration Area Centres, RACs, will become active by 4 O’ Clock today (Friday) and the ad-hoc staff would be made to pass the night there.
It’s less than 24 hours to the Governorship and State House of Assembly Election.
INEC in Bauchi is racing against time.
The Commission is taking steps to ensure materials get to the Polling Units on time on election day, to ensure the polls open on time.
Late distribution of materials at some of the Registration Area Centres resulted in drawbacks during the Presidential Election.
The task before the electoral umpire is enormous.
Bauchi has 31 State Constituencies, 212 Registration Areas and 5, 423 Polling Units.
The Commission is also concerned about security during the election.
Recent violence in Duguri, the governor’s homestead, continues to generate severe concerns.
2023 governorship elections; CSOS urge Nigerian youths to sue for peace and not take laws into their hands
Nigerians youths are encouraged to come out and vote their candidates for governorship elections across the country.
CSOS want INEC and other stakeholders to ensure free fair and credible elections
The group appeal to youths not to take laws into their hands but sue for peace.
Civil Society Organizations have called on Nigerian youth to come out en masse and vote for candidates of their choice in the upcoming governorship elections on the 18th of March 2023.
The groups at a press briefing in Abuja, urged INEC and other stakeholders to ensure free fair and credible elections .
In less than 24 hours, Nigerians will proceed to the polls again, this time to elect governors in twenty eight out of thirty six states .
Meanwhile, the result of the Presidential election is still being contested by some political parties and their candidates .
It is a matter of concern to these civil society organizations who fear violence might erupt in the governorship elections if the process is not seen as credible .
It is why they have come together , to appeal to INEC the electoral umpire , security agencies, and stakeholders to ensure free fair and credible elections, by addressing challenges faced with the BVAS during the last elections.
At this conference , leaders of these civil society organizations all agree that Nigerians should be United to ensure smoothing running of the governorship elections , if they want to see the change they seek.
The group appeals to youths not to take laws into their hands but to ensure rule of law take precedence.