Buhari Appointed 10 Dead Judges As Election Tribunal Judges.
10 Dead Judges Appointed By President Muhammadu Buhari, as Election Tribunal Judges. Both the Dead and Living were sworn in on Saturday, by the controversial CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed.
It will be recalled that the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed on Saturday, January 26 swore in 250 members of the election tribunals at the Supreme Court Complex in Abuja.
This has continued to generate heated criticism by both members of the legal community and social media users who pointed to some Nigerians who have long been dead and buried, but have posthumously made the list.
One of the lawyers, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said that up to ten judges in the list were dead.
He identified some of the late appointees to include Justice Edemekong Edemekong whose name appeared as number 58 on the list and declared that the late Justice died since 2013.
Another Justice Chukwu from Ebonyi State and number 53 on the list, who was formerly of the Federal High Court is also said to have been long dead.
The lawyer’s revelation also indicated that Justice Stephen Okon, a retired Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State and justice Okoyo Essang (number 56), a retired justice of the High Court in Akwa Ibom State, both made the list.
This kind of situation arose in 2017, with Nigerians expressing outrage over the inclusion of no fewer than eight dead Nigerians on the list of appointments into the governing boards of agencies and parastatals describing the gaffe as a reflection of how the APC-led government administers the country.