A workforce of twenty-two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) has stormed Nigeria’s Supreme Court docket to handle the apex court docket on the legality or in any other case of the contentious Govt Order 10 issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The senior legal professionals stormed the court docket as early as 8 am on the invitation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, as amicus curies (buddies of the court docket) to make submissions that may information the court docket in making a well-informed determination on the problem.
President Muhammadu Buhari had early within the 12 months issued Govt Order 10 backing monetary autonomy to the arm of the judiciary on the state degree in addition to the state legislature.
The manager order grew to become contentious following the vehement objections to it by the state governors.
The governors subsequently instituted a go well with on the apex to problem its legality
The amicus curies led by two former presidents of the Nigeria Bar Affiliation, NBA, chiefs Adegboyega Awomolo and Olisa Agbakoba, are billed to argue on the legality or in any other case of the Govt Order.
Plaintiffs are the 36 Attorneys-Normal of the 36 states of the federation being led by the Legal professional Normal of Abia state whereas the Legal professional Normal of the Federation, AGF, is the defendant.
Lead counsel to the plaintiffs is a former President of the NBA and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Augustine Alegeh, whereas the AGF is having Tijani Gazali, SAN. as his lead counsel.
A press release made out there to DAILY POST learn partly ” An important constitutional matter between Legal professional Normal, Abia State and 35 others and Legal professional Normal of the Federation on the scope and framework for funding courts talked about in part 6 of the Structure and the constitutionality of Govt 10 made by the President will probably be developing at 9 am earlier than the Supreme Court docket of Nigeria on the 4th of October 2021.
“The Plaintiff’s lead Counsel is Augustine Alegeh SAN, the Defence lead Counsel is T.A. Gazali, SAN.
“Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN, Musibau Adetunbi, SAN and Chief Sebastine. Hon, SAN, are among the many Amicus Curie”.
Nevertheless, on the time of this report, the authorized fireworks are but to begin because the Supreme Court docket is struggling to have a full panel of seven justices to take the submissions.
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