– Another judge is leading the five-member panel of justices delivering judgemnt on governorship elections
– Tanko Muhammed, the chief justice of Nigeria was not in court to take the leading position
– Justice Sylvester Ngwuta is leading the five-member panel of justices

As many governors know their fate today, Monday, January 20, Justice Tanko Muhammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, was absent when the Supreme Court commenced its judgement in the governorship appeal on Kano state.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta is leading the five-member panel of justices.

Others are: Justices Kudirat Kekekere-Ekun, Olukayode Ariwoola, Amina Augie and Uwani Abba-Aji.

Meanwhile, A Coalition of Elders for Peace and Good Governance in Bauchi state have urged the state’s residents to accept whatever comes from the Supreme Court’s of the March 9 governorship election.

In a statement signed by the Sarkin Arewa Bauchi and 21 others on Sunday, January 19, they said the appeal is important going by how the tensed the political atmosphere in the state is as the court is about to pass judgment, Daily Trust reports.

The group, therefore, said that the state has always been known for peace and that no violence has ever happened because election losers seek legal resolutions.

The coalition also added that they would not want a situation where unborn generations will suffer the consequences of careless actions.

“As elders, we foresee danger and crises, and we won’t like a situation where the generation of our unborn children suffer because of the inactions of some unscrupulous elements within our midst

“It is on this basis that we call on the good citizens of Bauchi state to maintain the tempo they are known for by accepting whatever decision the Supreme Court may pass as Bauchi should be our first priority,” a part of the statement said.

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