Senate Confirms Zainab Bulkachuwa As Appeal Court President

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Updated March 26, 2014

zainab bulkachukwuThe Senate has cleared Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the President of the Appeal Court.

Justice Bulkachuwa was screened by federal lawmakers before the confirmation of her appointment.

While answering questions from lawmakers, Justice Bulkachuwa blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission for the delay in dispensation of justice on election petitions saying the commission always delays in providing the court with necessary election documents.

She also blamed incidents of conflicting court judgments on poor funding, saying judges do not have a conducive environment to work.

Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa was born in March 1950 and was called to the Bar in 1976. She was elevated to the Appeal Court in 1998, representing Gombe State.

She had worked as a judge in the High Court of Bauchi State and served as the Chief Judge of Gombe State.

Some of the celebrated matters she had handled include the Sokoto State governorship election petition of 2007 and the case instituted by former Governor Timipre Sylva last year to challenge the nomination of Seriake Dickson as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.

She was the Presiding Judge of the Abuja division of the court and has seven years left in office.