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Behold! The Five Justices That Will Determine Obi, Atiku’s Petitions Against Tinubu (Full Profiles) 

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THE Court of Appeal has unveiled the five justices to sit over the presidential election petitions of the candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) against the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 25 February 2023 presidential election.

  1. Hon. Justice Haruna Simon TSAMMANI (Chairman)

Born on 23rd November 1959. He hails from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Tsammani obtained his LL.B degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1982. He attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos for his BL in 1983.

He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Bauchi State on 17th September 1998 and later elevated to the Court of Appeal on 16 July 2010.

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He served as the Chairman of the three-man panel that granted Obi and Atiku’s motions to serve Tinubu their petitions by substituted means.

He also presided over the VAT case between the Rivers State Government and the Federal Government.  

He prepared the judgment in Ajimobi v Balogun, affirming the election of Kola Balogun as Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District in 2019.

He is ranked 12th on the Seniority list of the Court of Appeal.

He will serve as Chairman of the Panel.

  1. Hon. Justice Stephen Jonah ADAH

Born on 13th June 1957. He hails from Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Adah obtained his LL.B degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1981. He attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos for his BL in 1982.

He was appointed a Judge of the Federal High Court on 12th November 1998 and later elevated to the Court of Appeal on 5th November 2012.

He served as a member of the three-man panel that granted Obi and Atiku’s motions to serve Tinubu their petitions by substituted means.

Adah led the panel that affirmed Ifeanyi Ubah as a Senator after his sack over alleged certificate forgery.

He also led the panel that affirmed Valentine Ozigbo as the PDP Guber candidate for the Anambra governorship election.

He is ranked 22nd on the Seniority list of the Court of Appeal.

  1. Hon. Justice Mistura Omodere BOLAJI-YUSUF

Born on 07th August 1959. She hails from Oyo West Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Bolaji-Yusuf obtained her LL.B degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1983. She attended the Nigerian Law School the following year for her BL certificate.

She was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Oyo State on 30th January 1997 and later elevated to the Court of Appeal on 24 March 2014.

She was on the panel that affirmed that candidates of the Obaseki-faction were the authentic candidates to participate in the 2023 elections.

She is ranked 31st on the roll call of the Court of Appeal.

  1. Hon. Justice Boloukuoromo Moses UGO

Born on 07th June 1965. He hails from Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Ugo obtained his LL.B degree from the University of Calabar in 1989 before proceeding to the Nigerian Law School in Lagos the following year, for his BL certificate.

He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Bayelsa State on 21st March 2006 and later elevated to the Court of Appeal on 24 March 2014.

He is ranked 44th on the roll call of the Court of Appeal.

  1. Hon. Justice Abba Bello MOHAMMED

Born on 19th February 1961. He hails from Kano State.

Mohammed obtained his LL.B degree from the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1984 before proceeding to the Nigerian Law School in Lagos the following year, for his BL certificate.

He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on 15th July 2010 and later elevated to the Court of Appeal on 28 June 2021.

He served as a member of the three-man panel that granted Obi and Atiku’s motions to serve Tinubu their petitions by substituted means.

Mohammed was Chairman of the Nasarawa State Governorship Petitions Tribunal that dismissed the case filed by David Ombugadu against Governor Abdullahi Sule in 2019.

He is ranked 71st of the 76 Judges on the roll call of the Court of Appeal.

 

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