Conflicting court orders: Sanction judges, lawyers involved — Agbakoba, Quakers, Candide-Johnson, others

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Conflicting court orders: Sanction judges, lawyers involved — Agbakoba, Quakers, Candide-Johnson, others

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By Innocent Anaba & Onozure Dania

The era of conflicting orders by courts of coordinate jurisdictions has reappeared recently, mostly over political party power tussle, as seen in the cases of Mr. Uche Secondus, stopped from parading as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Anambra State governorship candidate in the November 6, 2021, poll, Charles Soludo.

This has prompted a worried Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, to summon six Chief Judges, of the state High Courts, namely Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa, and Imo over the development.

While the CJN must be commended for his prompt action, Vanguard Law and Human Rights sought the views of lawyers on how this trend can be stopped?

Those who spoke include former Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, President, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN; Mr. Norrison Quakers, SAN; Mr. Yemi Candide-Johnson, SAN; Prof Sam Erugo, SAN; Mr. Babatunde Fashanu, SAN; Mr. Yomi…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper