The Federal High Court has set up a Special Task Force of Judges to swiftly hear and determine all pre-election cases before it.
This was disclosed in a circular issued by the Chief Judge of the Court, Honourable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to the circular, the task force became necessary to designate a team of Judges following the large volume of pre-election suits that have flooded the court.
“Judges who are members of the Task Force will suspend all regular cases in their respective courts due to the urgency of the electoral cases, which are time-bound,” the circular signed by the Assistant Director of Information of the Court, read.
“In view of the large volume of Pre-Election cases filed so far; with the imminent attendant risk of lapsing, it has become necessary to constitute a Task Force to speedily dispose of the matters, particularly in those Judicial Divisions with a glut of them.”
The circular added that judges will have four weeks within which to dispose of the pre-election cases.