Court dismisses suit seeking Buhari’s sack from office

Our reporter| The federal high court Abuja has dismissed a suit by a former presidential candidate of Hope Democratic Party, HDP Ambrose Owuru, against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari who was the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the ruling on Monday.

The suit seeking the sack of President Buhari was thrown out by the Court on three major grounds which include that the suit constituted a gross abuse of court process, it was statute-barred, and was an affront to the Supremacy of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Justice Ekwo also held that the suit was baseless, frivolous, and vexatious in its entirety.

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The plaintiff, Owuru had in the suit applied for an order of the court to declare the presidential seat vacant and swear him in as the authentic winner of that election.

 

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