The National Judicial Council is currently investigating all cases of¬†contrasting judgements emanating from courts of coordinate jurisdiction.
The Chief Jusice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed disclosed this on Monday at the swearing in of New Senior Advocates of Nigeria in Abuja.
One of such cases is the one surrounding the leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where¬†three Federal High Courts in Lagos, Rivers, and Abuja delivered contrasting judgements.
On May 12, the one in Lagos ordered the PDP to refrain from conducting election into its national offices at a meeting that was to be held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
But shortly before the date of the said meeting on May 21, the court in Port Harcourt delievered a judgement asking the PDP to go ahwad with the planned conference.
After the meeting on May 25, two Federal High Courts in Lagos and Port Harcourt gave conflicting judgements allowing and nullifying the proceeding of the conference, at the same time.
Then on August 15, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave an order suspending a planned national convention of the PDP on August 17, after the Port Harcourt branch of the same court gave an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the police to ensure the conduct of the convention.
Mr. Abang nullified the May 21 gathering of the party, where the caretaker committee chaired by Mr. Makarfi was elected. The judge ruled that the decision of senator Ben Obi whose application gave birth to the May 9 ruling of the Port Harcourt court was illegal.
According to Mr. Abang, Mr. Obi‚Äôs decision to approach the court of coordinate jurisdiction amounted to a slap on the face of his court.