Honourable Justice Edward Andow of the High Court in Kaduna has adjourned to 9th May, 2022 for the hearing of his motion for the judge to disqualify himself from hearing the matter following a notice filed by the defendant counsel.
The matter is the ongoing trial of defamation of character over an interview Mainan Zazzau, Muhammad Sani Bello granted prior to the 2019 general election alleging that Isa Mohammed Ashiru has fake certificate.
“The matter was slated for a motion on notice filed by the defendant counsel for the judge to disqualify himself from hearing the matter,” said, Samuel Atung SAN, Counsel to the Plaintiff, Rt. Hon. Isa Mohammad Ashiru.
Adding, “We responded to that motion and he has seven days to respond to reply to the process we filed. So, he insisted on the Seven days and on the account of that, the matter was adjourned to 9th May, 2022 for the hearing of his motion for the judge to disqualify himself from hearing the matter. “
The Director, Media Relations to the Campaign Consultative Working Committee, Mr. Edward John Auta described the allegation against his principal as a “pity. ”
“It is a pity that this cheap propaganda against Isa Mohammed Ashiru is coming from an intellectual.
“I wonder why Mainan Zazzau has stoop low to the level of maligning Ashiru. I felt he did that out of envy, having defeated him during the party’s primary in 2019.
“However, Ashiru’s pedigree in politics can not be matched by Mainan Zazzau. Given any opportunity, Ashiru will defeat him over and over again. The two are not match.”
Edward called on the people of Kaduna State to jettisoned the propaganda, Ashiru is a man of integrity. I assure you, he can’t fake certificate.