February 21, (THEWILL)– The Federal High Court has actually asked its judges throughout the federation to continue on a time-out to allow them to take part in the February 25 governmental and nationwide assembly elections.
The advancement was revealed in a circular entitled, “BREAK FOR THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS”.
Dated February 20 and signed by the Chief Judge of the FHC, Justice John T. Tsoho, the circular stated, “In view of the upcoming 2023 basic elections, Your lordships are by this circular letter allowed to observe a time-out in order to perform your civic responsibilities.”
The courts were directed to stay up to Wednesday, February 22, 2023, prior to continuing on the break and are to resume deal with Tuesday, 28th February, 2023.
While the break is to be observed, Tsoho directed the Abuja, Lagos and Portharcourt departments to designate a judge to command “immediate” cases originating from their particular jurisdictions.
“Your Lordships are to stay up to Wednesday, 22nd February, 2023 prior to continuing on the break and will resume deal with Tuesday 28th February 2023.
“The administrative judges in the Abuja, Lagos and Portharcourt judicial departments will make sure that a judge is designated to cater for the north, south-west, south-south/south-east geopolitical locations respectively, relating to immediate matters throughout the duration,” the circular included.