A Presidential candidate of Hope Democratic Party in 2019 election, Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru has filed a suit in Federal High Court in Abuja to remove President Muhammadu Buhari for election illegalities.
Owuru sued Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission
The judgment billed to be delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo will also resolve a request seeking to stop the conduct of the 2023 Presidential election.
According to report, a notice for the delivery of the judgment was served on the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, as the Chief Law Officer of the Federation for President Buhari.
He wants the court to, among others reliefs, determine the legality or otherwise of the INEC’S decision in 2019 during which it shifted the election from February 16 to March 23, 2019.
He argued that INEC actions was not in line with Constitution noting that, manners, the presidential poll was extended and declared Prident Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the illegal act should be declared null and void and of no effect.
He asked the Federal High Court to declare him as winner of the poll on the ground that the petition he filed against Buhari had not been adjudicated upon by the Supreme Court according to the law.
The HDP candidate is a British–trained constitutional lawyer and was called to Nigeria Bar in 1984.
He averred that his petition at the Supreme Court was unjustly dismissed as a result of his absence from the Apex Court due to different dates scheduled for the hearing.
He, then prayed the court to remove Buhari and declare him the real President and that Buhari should be compelled to refund all monies he collected as salaries, payments and security votes.
The politicians also told the court to order his inauguration for a four-year tenure as soon as Buhari is removed from office and that the Federal High Court should stop INEC from conducting the 2023 presidential election.
While maintaining that President Buhari was taking over his tenure, the plaintiff prayed to the court to impose force on Buhari to refund all monies he collected as salaries, emoluments and security votes.
It was said that Justice Ekwo had, on November 4 last year, scheduled January 30 for judgment in response to the adoption of final addresses by President Buhari, AGF, INEC, and the plaintiff, Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru.
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