BREAKING: Court Gives Final Verdict on Suit Seeking Buhari’s Removal as President

BREAKING: Court Gives Final Verdict on Suit Seeking Buhari’s Removal as President

  • The court in Abuja on Monday, January 30 struck out a suit seeking the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari as President
  • In a fresh verdict on Monday, the suit seeking the outright sack of the president was thrown out by Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo on three major grounds.
  • Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo held that the suit was baseless, frivolous, irritating and vexatious in its entirety

A Federal High Court in Abuja has on Monday dismissed the suit by a former presidential candidate of Hope Democratic Party, Chief Ambrose Owuru, against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, in the 2019 presidential election.

According to a report by The Punch, the suit seeking Buhari’s removal was dismissed by Justice Inyang Ekwo on three grounds.

A Federal High Court, former presidential candidate of Hope Democratic Party, HDP, Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru, APC, 2019 election, President Muhammadu Buhari
The suit seeking Buhari's removal as President has been thrown out by a court in Abuja. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau
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Court's final verdict

One of the grounds was that the suit constituted a gross abuse of court process, statute barred and was an affront to the supremacy of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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The judge also held that the suit was baseless and frivolous.

Meanwhile, Owuru had instituted the legal action against Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Owuru, a British-trained constitutional lawyer called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984, asked the Federal High Court to declare him as the winner of the poll.

Among other reliefs, he had asked the court to determine the legality or otherwise of the decision by INEC in 2019 during which it postponed the election from February 16 to March 23.

Tension erupts as court sacks PDP governorship candidate, gives reason

In another development, an Abuja Federal High Court disqualified Umo Eno as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom state in the 2023 election.

Justice Fadima Aminu, in a judgement delivered on January 20, asked the PDP to submit the name of Michael Enyong to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its authentic candidate.

The suit which was marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1295/2022, was instituted in August 2022 by Enyong where he argued that he won the PDP primary conducted on May 25, 2022.

Finally, Tinubu visits top northern state, speaks on perceived rift with President Buhari

Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) denied claims that he has a rift with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The former Lagos state governor said he supported Buhari even before he (the president) assumed office and will continue to do the same until the end of his tenure.

Tinubu made the disclosure while visiting Guasu, Zamfara state's capital city for his presidential campaign rally.


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