Justice Mohammed L. Garba who dismissed Atiku’s petition against Buhari, has been promoted to the Supreme Court.
Justice Mohammed L. Garba, was the Chairman of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which upheld President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term election.
Justice Garba (from the North-West geo-political zone), is currently of the Court of Appeal.
The National Judicial Council (NJC), at its meeting on August 11 and 12 August 2020, made the recommendation of appointing him as Justices of the Supreme Court to President Buhari.
The other three are Justices Tijjani Abubakar (from the North-East Zone); Justice Abdu Aboki (North-West Zone) and Mohammed M. Saulawa (North-west Zone).
The NJC, in a statement by its spokesman Soji Oye, recommended 18 others for appointment as judges of other courts.
18 Judges Recommended For Appointment
They are Justice Gumna Kashim Kaigama, recommended for appointment as the Chief Judge of Yobe State;
Kadi Muhammed Abubakar (recommended for appointment as Grand Kadi of Sharia Court of Appeal, Katsina State)
and Justice Mathew Emeka Njoku (as the President, Customary Court of Appeal, Imo State.
The NJC recommended the appointment of six lawyers as judges of the High Court of Kano State.
They are: Jamilu Shehu Suleiman, Maryam Ahmen Sabo, Sanusi Ado Ma’aji, Abdu Maiwada Abubakar, Zuwaira Yusuf and. Hafsat Yahaya Sani.
As judges of the High Court of Taraba State, the NJC recommended the appointment of Clara Jummai Kataps and Kazera Blessing Kodiya.