More facts emerged in Abuja on Saturday on why President Muhammadu Buhari could not wait for the court to determine the fate of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghem.

Buhari on Friday sworn in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in an acting capacity.

He performed the ceremony at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Onnoghen, it was gathered, was billed to inaugurate judges that will adjudicate over the conduct of the 2019 elections in the country.

The suspended judge had fixed Saturday (today) for the inauguration of the election petition panels. Details of tomorrow’s election panels to be sworn in, according to dependable sources at the Supreme Court are 250 judges.

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The source said, “There are a total of 250 members who would sit on the election panels. The panels comprise National Assembly Election Petition Tribunals, Governorship Election Petition Tribunals, and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunals.

“His sudden removal was aimed at either stopping the event or removing some judges on the lists. That is what will happen.”

It was gathered that judges that would make the panels had arrived Abuja, with the hope that they would be inaugurated on Saturday.

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