Supreme Court sacks five Nigerian state governors

*Bayelsa, Adamawa, Sokoto, C/River, Kogi affected

Ikechukwu Nnochiri

27 January 2012, Sweetcrude, ABUJA –
Nigeria’s Supreme Court has in a judgement delivered, Friday morning, sacked the five governors of Bayelsa, Adamawa, Sokoto, C/River, Kogi state from their respective office.

In a unanimous decision, a 7-man panel of justices of the apex court, maintained that the affected governors exceeded the 4-years tenure that was specifically stipulated in section 180(2) of the 1999 constitution.

Counsequently,it made an order setting aside the two lower courts judgments that ab-initio elongated the tenure of the governors till this year.

The affected governors areTimipre Sylva(Bayelsa), Magatakada Wamakko,(Sokoto), Liyel Imoke(C/River), Ibrahim Idris(Kogi) and Murtala Nyako( Adamawa).

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  • Stephen

    Bi iro balo logun odun ojo kan ni otito ma le ba, U see.

  • Son, that was thorough (along with comical!). So much terrain coated. Many thanks…

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