Worried about the mirror image of confusing judgments, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on Monday summoned six Chief Judges in the country over the conflicting court orders emanating from their states in the last month.
Justice Mohammed who is the Chairman of the National Judicial Council, issued the summons to the chief judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo states to come to Abuja for talks.
According to reports, the summons indicated that the affected chief judges are to appear before the NJC to explain what warranted the issuance of conflicting orders by courts of coordinate jurisdiction.
It noted that the CJN complained bitterly about the huge embarrassment caused on Nigeria’s judiciary by the actions of those who issued conflicting orders upon ex-parte applications by some political parties.
Although the CJN did not mention any reference in his summon, he was apparently referring to the case of the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Mr. Uche Secondus who some states judges ordered his removal while others bounced the order putting him back in office.