NIGERIA: Panel of judges’ dissolution stalls Kashamu’s appeal

Ibadan—The appeal filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging the judgment of the Election Petition Tribunal that sat in Abeokuta, could not continue yesterday due to the dissolution of panel of judges.

The  tribunal, chaired by Justice Ebiowei Tobi, had ordered a rerun in 110 polling units in Ogun East senatorial district.

Mr Dapo Abiodun of All Progressives Congress, APC, had challenged the declaration of Kashamu as winner of the March 28 senatorial election.

The registrar of the Court of Appeal, Ibadan, where Kashamu filed his appeal informed parties that President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa had dissolved the panel.

The court registrar said that a new panel of judges has been constituted, but the date the case would come up was yet to be fixed.

While reacting to the dissolution of the panel, Mr Adebayo Dayo, Chairman Ogun PDP, said that the judiciary was trying to be fair to all the parties.

Dayo said that the PDP discovered sevaral discrepeances with the litigation, which made the party to raise an alarm against the disbanded panel.

In his contribution, APC candidate, Abiodun, said he was surprised that the panel was dissolved, saying that time was running out on the appeal to complete the matter.

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