High Court disassociates self from groups making public statements on Acting CJ




The management of the Federal High Court, Abuja has disassociated itself from groups and individuals making public statements concerning succession to the leadership of the court.

The court leadership while reacting to the press conference by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on alleged attempts to tamper with the hierarchy of the court, stated unequivocally that the  court and  the Acting Chief Judge, Justice  John Terhemba Tsoho had nothing to do with the group.
“We wish to state unequivocally that the Federal High court and indeed our Acting Chief Judge, the Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho hereby completely disassociate ourselves from any persons and groups that have come out to make public statements concerning succession to the leadership of the Federal High court of Nigeria”.

According to a statement from the office of the Chief Registrar of the court, the Acting CJ is well acquainted with the procedures for succession to the leadership of the court, which according to them has not been breached in any manner.
The statement read in part: “Our attention has been drawn to claims in some media reports and press conferences by certain persons and groups (notably, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on alleged attempts to tamper with the hierarchy and/or succession to the headship of the Federal High Court. It is alleged that there has been undercover plot to stop the emergence of the current Acting Chief  Judge, Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, who is the most senior Judge in the Court, as the substantive Chief Judge.”
“We wish to state unequivocally that the Federal High court and indeed our Acting Chief Judge, the Hon. Justice  John Terhemba Tsoho hereby completely disassociate  ourselves from any persons and groups that have come out to make public statements concerning succession to the leadership of the Federal High court of Nigeria”, it stated.




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