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Court dismisses suit seeking Buhari’s removal from office



Court dismisses suit seeking Buhari’s removal from office

Muhammadu Buhari

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.

ROYAL NEWS reports that the suit seeking Buhari’s was dismissed by Justice Inyang Ekwo on three grounds.

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.

Court dismisses suit seeking Buhari’s removal from office

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

The legal action was Instituted against President 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.

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