Federal High Court Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho has been petitioned by the All Progressive Congress ( APC) on Justice Taiwo Taiwo, the judge handling the suits filed against Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s as the party’s flag-bearer in the forthcoming Edo state governorship election.
The APC, which alleged Justice Taiwo has Strengthy bonds with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, demanded a transfer of the lawsuits. APC said they have no confidence in Justice Taiwo serving justice because of its decision to grant accelerated hearing in the lawsuit seeking disqualification of its candidate for governorship in the forthcoming Edo state governorship election.
In a petition signed by its National Secretary John Akpanudoedehe, the party recalled how “Wike spoke of ensuring the success of PDP in the election to governorship of Edo State.”
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In response to the petition on Monday August 24, Justice Taiwo said he would await the Chief Judge’s ruling. The federal high court judge, who observed that judges are no longer permitted to withdraw from a suit when a petition is filed, subsequently adjourned the lawsuit contesting Ize-Iyamu ‘s candidacy until September 3.