Justice Ibrahim Auta, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, on Thursday in Abuja, commended the judges of the court, who served as members of the 2015 election petition tribunals for exemplary performance in the course of their duties.
Justice Auta, who spoke at the end of the year get-together, send forth for the 2015 retired staff and merit awards ceremonies of the Federal High Court, said the ways and manner they handled cases in the election were a demonstration of their high integrity and that of the judiciary,and urged them to continue to be fearless, transparent and God fearing in the discharged of their duties.
“There was no incidence of grant of ex-parte orders of injunction or any pronouncement which threatened the conduct of the elections, qualification and or disqualification of any candidate.
“I am happy that election cases were handled with soundness of mind and the law, which created a level playing field for all candidates.
“ I urge you to ensure that all cases concerning the 2015 general election, still pending should be concluded on scheduled.
“The Federal High Court is also very ready to conclude all criminal matters, especially matters affecting politically exposed persons within one month provided the prosecutors will do their work efficiently and effectively,” he said.
The CJ further enjoined all members of staff of the court to contribute to its development, both in infrastructure and human capital development.
Speaking earlier, the Acting Chief Registrar of the Court, Mr. Emmanuel Gakko, said the court will take the welfare of staff very serious, adding however that any act of indiscipline will not be condoned by the management of the court.
While applauding the CJ for considering him worthy of appointment as Acting Chief Registrar of the court, Gakko said he would not betray the trust reposed in him.