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FHC set up task force to dispose pre-election cases

From Olalekan Awojodu, Abuja

The Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Justice John Terhemba Tsoho has constituted a special task force of Judges to swiftly hear and determine all Pre-election cases before it.

This was contained in a Press release signed by Assistant Director Information, Catherine Oby Christopher today Tuesday
November 2, 2022. According to the Chief Judge, the move became necessary so as to designate a team of Judges to rid the court of large volume of pre-election suits that have flooded it.

According to the circular, 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.

Justice John Terhemba Tsoho

“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.”

Justice Tsoho further stated that the Judges will have four weeks within which to dispose of the pre-election cases.

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