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Court upholds nomination, election of president Buhari

An FCT High Court in Jabi, Abuja on Friday dismissed a suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination and eligibility to contest the 2019 Presidential Election for lacking in merit.

The court upheld as valid, his nomination and subsequent election contest in a suit which also joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Chairman,  Adams Oshiomhole.

The suit was filed by Ozuzu  Theodora,  Udichukwu Obina, Peter Oduba and Zaro Melchizedek, under the platform of Democracy, Human Rights, Anti-Corruption, Integrity Advocates (DHRACIA)

The plaintiffs approach the court by way of an originating summon and have presented three questions for determination

They prayed the court to declare that by virtue of the provisions of Sections 1 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004, the direct cash of N45 million as nomination fee by President Buhari was illegal and unlawful.

Specially, the  plaintiffs  also prayed that President Buhari’s candidature under the platform of the APC should be declared null and void, since the money used to get the form was direct.

They are also averred that the money used in the purchase of the form was in excess of the authorised cash limit for either an individual or corporate body.

They also prayed  for an order setting aside or nullifying the nomination of the President for the 2019 election and declare it illegal, unlawful and lacking in due process.

Justice Danlami Senchi dismissed the suit against Buhari for lacking in merit.

Senchi also dismissed the suit on the grounds that the petitioners refused to show up in court to defend their suit on two occasions particularly on May 17 and May 24.

The Judge held  that the court also lacks jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

“The plaintiffs and their counsel abandoned their suit.

`I am satisfied that the plaintiffs were fully aware that this matter comes up today.

“The court has no jurisdiction to entertain this matter, this suit is hereby dismissed,’’ he held.

The Judge also awarded a cost of N2 million against the plaintiff.

 

 

– NAN

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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