Okorocha Vs INEC: Senator petitions NJC, Ag. CJN, over Judge’s conduct
Senator Osita Izunaso has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC), the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court over the conduct of Justice Okon Abang, in the case between governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over his certificate of return.
Izunaso wants the chief judge to intervene on account of the way Justice Okon Abang is allegedly handling the matter.
He promised his petition on the grounds that the judge allegedly disqualified the counsel of his choice and imposed another unknown one on him.
He also alleged that the judge refused to recognise a motion he obtained from the Court of Appeal for stay of proceedings.
During the last adjourned date, the judge ordered that the counsel who represented Izunaso previously, Mr. Orji Nwafor-Orizu, must present a certificate of mental fitness before he would continue to appear in court.
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