Ngwuta, Odili Missing As Supreme Court Commences Hearing On Atiku’s Appeal

SAN FRANCISCO, October 30, (THEWILL) – The Supreme Court has commenced hearing on the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Bode Rhodes-Vivour and five other justices of the supreme court are on the panel while Sylvester Ngwuta and Mary Odili, both senior justices, are not on the panel.

Other members of the panel are Olukayode Ariwoola, John Okoro, Aminu Sanusi, Ejembi Eko and Uwani Abba-ji.

The constitution of the panel has been a subject of controversy as a caucus of the PDP in the House of Representatives had asked that Odili, Ngwuta and Rhodes-Vivour be appointed to the panel to hear the appeal.

Odili is the wife of Peter Odili, former Rivers state governor and founding member of the PDP while Rhodes-Vivour is the father of Gbadebo, who ran for Lagos west senatorial seat on the platform of the PDP in the last election.