Supreme Court adjourns suit on naira swap till Feb 22, as PDP governors join as respondents

The Supreme Court has adjourned the suit challenging the deadline for the banning of old naira notes instituted by Kogi, Kaduna and Zamfara states till February 22.

The court adjourned the case till the new date when the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday (today).

Justice John Okoro led the seven-man panel that heard case.

At the last hearing, the Court had temporarily banned the implementation of the February 10 deadline of the CBN from making the old N200, N500 and N1,000 notes legal tender.

Meanwhile nine other states have applied to be joined as parties to the suit.

While seven states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) filed to be added as plaintiffs in the suit, two states controlled by the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) filed to be joined as respondents.

Katsina, Lagos, Cross River, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo and Sokoto states filed to be joined as plaintiffs, bringing the new total of plaintiffs to ten.

Edo and Bayelsa states filed to be joined as respondents.

Justice John Okoro ordered them to amend their processes to be heard as one.

Governors of Kaduna and Kogi states, Nasir El-Rufia and Yahaya Bello were in court when the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday.

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