…Vows to reject any move to handpick panel members
By Joseph Erunke
As President Muhammad Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, both candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 president election shift their battle to the Supreme Court,the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has alleged of plans in some quarters to jettison seniority in the selection of panel justices.
The CUPP, at a press conference, Thursday, in Abuja,claimed the ruling APC led federal government was mounting undue pressure on the Chief Justice of the Federation and the “entire court to accept a handpicked panel and jettison the age-long tradition of the court of selecting the most senior justices of the Supreme Court to sit on the panel.”
Spokesman of the opposition coalition, Ikenga Ugochinyere, who addressed the media, said the coalition would not accept such action.
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