Body Of SAN Wants Separate Court For Political Cases
The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), on Thursday, canvassed for the establishment of the constitutional court in other to decongest the workload of the present courts in the country.
Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), who represented the chairman of the body, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim (SAN) made the call in Abuja at a valedictory session held in honour of retired Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu Kafarati.
The body said, when the constitutional court is established, it will effectively handle pre and post-election cases, leaving other courts to adjudicate in civil and criminal cases.
Awomolo regretted that the earlier proposal for the court was struck down due to lack of foresight and added that the establishment of constitutional courts must be revisited and reintegrated into the constitution of the country in compliance with Section 250.
According to Awomolo, all political matters, including pre and post-election matters and election petitions will effectively be handled by the court, while all appeals from the court will terminate in the Court of Appeal.
He said each state of the federation should have her own Court of Appeal and that only constitutional matters should be allowed to go to the Supreme Court.
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