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Federal High Court set up Special Task Force for disposal of pre-election cases

The Federal High Court (FHC) of Nigeria has constituted a special task force of judges to swiftly hear and determine all pre-election cases before it.

SOLACEBASE reports that the FHC made this known on Wednesday in a statement by its Assistant Director of Information, Dr Catherine Oby-Christopher, in Abuja.

According to Oby-Christopher, a circular letter issued by the Honourable Chief Judge of the Court, the Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, says it became necessary to designate a team of judges following the large volume of pre-election suits that have flooded the court.

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“Judges who are members of the Task Force will suspend all regular cases in their respective courts, due to the urgency of the electoral cases, which are time-bound.

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“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,” the circular read.

Justice Tsoho further stated that the judges would have four weeks within which to dispose of the pre-election cases. (NAN).

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