Haruna Simon Tsammani is a Nigerian judge and chairman of the panel of Justices that will be sitting at the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal for the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).
Other members include Justice Stephen Adah, Justice Bolaji-Yusuf, Justice Moses Ugo, and Justice Abbah Mohammed.
Justice Tsammani was appointed a Justice of the Court of Appeal in 2011 and has since been involved in several notable cases in Nigeria. He is known for his dedication to the principles of justice, fairness, and equity, and for his contributions to the development of Nigerian jurisprudence.
Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP) and their candidates, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi respectively, after the February 25 election, filed petitions at the tribunal seeking, among others, the annulment of the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling APC as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Tinubu, APC and INEC have also filed counter-petitions at the tribunal, dismissing the claims of the PDP and LP.
Justice Haruna Simon Biography and Profile
Full name: Haruna Simon Tsammani
Date of birth: 23rd November 1959
Age: 64 years (2023)
Position: Chief Registrar, Court of Appeal (Abuja)
Education: Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
Haruna Simon Tsammani Biography and Educational Background
Haruna Simon Tsammani was born on the 23rd of November, 1959 in Gombe State, Nigeria and He hails from the Tafawa Balewa Local Government area of Bauchi State.
He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Ahmadu Bello University in 1982 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1983 after completing his studies at the Nigerian Law School. He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree.
Justice Haruna Tsammani began his legal career as a Pupil State Counsel in the Bauchi State Ministry of Justice in 1983. He subsequently worked as a Director of Public Prosecutions in the Gombe State Ministry of Justice.
Between 1998 and 2010, Justice Tsammani served as a judge of the Bauchi State High Court. In 2010, he got appointed a Justice of the Court of Appeal and has since been involved in several notable cases in Nigeria.
Justice Haruna Tsammani is known for his dedication to the principles of justice, fairness, and equity, and for his contributions to the development of Nigerian jurisprudence.
Tsammani currently serves as the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal in Abuja and is set to lead a panel of justices to preside over cases at the tribunal.