President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has cancelled this year's annual vacation of judges of the court. In a statement on Sunday, the media officer of the Court of Appeal, Sa’adatu Musa-Kachalla, said the cancellation of the vacation of appellate court judges was due to “the enormous (election) petitions the court is faced with.”
According to the statement, Mrs Bulkachuwa said since election petitions were time bound, there is a need for timely determination of the appeals arising from them by the Court of Appeal.
It has been established that Federal High Court judges had on July 8 started their annual vacation and some other judges were due to commence theirs on Monday, July 15.
The statement also said Mrs Bulkachuwa has directed the presiding justices of the various divisions of the court to, in consultation with her, draw up a roaster to enable “the justices with medical appointments or other pressing family issues to travel for not more than 15 days within the period.”