Court To Definitely Hear Suit Seeking To Halt Tinubu’s Inauguration Today

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The has set the stage for a definite hearing today, Friday, in a fresh suit seeking prohibition of the inauguration of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on May 29.

To clear the coast for hearing of the suit, the Appellate Court on May 18 heard a joinder motion by Tinubu and argued by Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, and in a brief ruling, granted Tinubu’s request and joined him as 4th respondent, along with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Immediately after joining Tinubu in the suit on the ground that he has an interest that could be jeopardized, the court thereafter ordered that Buhari, AGF, INEC and Tinubu as 1st to 4th respondents should file their Respondents’ Briefs and serve the Appellants by 10 am this morning. The Appeal Court also issued an order that the Appellants should file their Reply Brief and serve the Respondents by noon today and subsequently fixed the suit for hearing by 3 pm also today.

The hearing notice on the notice board of the Court of Appeal was sighted by pressmen and confirmed by the first Appellant in the matter, Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru a presidential candidate in the 2019 election and constitutional lawyer alongside his political party, Hope Democratic Party (HDP).

Owuru, who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982, is praying to the Court of Appeal in Abuja to prohibit President Muhammadu Buhari, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from inaugurating the 2023 President-elect on May 29.

The politician wants Buhari, AGF and INEC to be stopped from taking any further steps on the 2023 presidential election that produced Tinubu as the winner.

Owuru, who claimed to be adjudged Constitutional winner of the 2019 presidential election, predicated his grouse against the inauguration of Tinubu or anybody else as successor to Buhari on the ground that he has not spent his four-year tenure as required by law.



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