Usman petitions NJC over copy of judgment 

The embattled PDP senatorial candidate of Kaduna central, Lawal Adamu Usman, has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) over the refusal of Justice Umar Mohammed of the Federal High Court 1 Kaduna division to issue him with copy of judgment which his lawyer applied for on November 4, 2022. 

It could be recalled that following the nullification of his victory at the PDP primary by the federal high court presided over by Justice Umar Garba, Lawal Adamu Usman filed a notice of appeal on November 4, challenging the judgment delivered on November 2, which favoured Usman Ibrahim against him and two others. 

The petitioner said Justice Umar is yet to issue the signed judgment of the Federal High Court knowing full well that the notice of appeal as well as the record of proceedings of the court attached to the judgment is needed to be transmitted to the Court of Appeal to enable his lawyers study the judgment, prepare grounds of appeal and brief of arguments. 

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