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Court compel Buhari to accept 33 Judges

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted permission for the commencement of a suit seeking to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the 33 lawyers nominated by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for appointment as judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ex-parte ruling on Wednesday, granted leave to the applicant to file a writ of summons for an order of mandamus compelling the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to perform his constitutional duties as contained in Section 256(2) of the Constitution by appointing the 33 persons recommended to him for appointment as judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

 

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