The Federal High Court has given its judges a seven-day break to enable them participate in the forthcoming presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 25.
According to a circular signed by the Chief Judge of the court, John Tsoho, the break begins on February 22 and ends on February 28.
For the presidential and National Assembly elections that will hold on Saturday, 18 presidential candidates will appear on the ballot but only four candidates are largely recognised by a majority of Nigerians.
These are Labour Party’s Peter Obi, Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, APC’s Bola Tinubu and Rabiu Kwankwaso, contesting on the New Nigeria Peoples Party ticket.
However, the circular by the Federal High Court also disclosed that there would be judges appointed to hear urgent cases across the country.
The circular partly reads, “The Administrative Judges in the Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt Judicial Divisions shall ensure that a Judge is designated to cater for the North, South-West, South-South/South-East geopolitical areas, respectively, regarding urgent matters during the period.”