AGF asks court to hands off suit against Saraki’s removal

AGF asks court to hands off suit against Saraki’s removal

- Abubakar Malami has challenged the suit seeking to stop the removal of Bukola Saraki as Senate president

- Malami challenged the court's jurisdiction to entertain the suit filed by two PDP senators

- He described the action by the senators as mischievous

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to hands of the case seeking to stop the removal of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki.

The AGF challenged the court's jurisdiction to entertain the suit filed before it by two former All Progressives Congress (APC) senators, Rafiu Adebayo and Isa Misau.

The AGF said the lawmakers who defected from APC to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party are mischief makers and have failed to establish the need to institute the action.

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He said the lawmakers failed to show that the Senate president's removal would affect personal rights.

In a preliminary action to the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/843/2018, the AGF accused the lawmakers of crying more than the bereaved on the matter.

Adebayo and Misau had in their suit alleged that some members of the APC led by the party's national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, had perfected all plans to use force against Saraki to vacate his position as the Senate president of the eight Senate.

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The duo also applied for an order of the court seeking to stop the impeachment of Saraki as the leader of the Senate.

Misau in a 13-paragraphed affidavit said the APC was collaborating with key security agencies and the AGF to ensure that Saraki’s removal.

However, the AGF, in his objection, urged the court to decline jurisdiction to entertain the suit, he argued, lacked merit.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the court had on Tuesday, August 28, warned against any unlawful move to remove Saraki from office.

The court said all action on such move will be pending the determination of a suit filed by some senators in that regards.

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