Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal dismisses suit filed by the Hope party against Buhari


The Presidential Election Petitions judicature has laid-off the suit filed by the Hope party (HDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Saint Ambrose Aworu, seeking to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.

In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Joseph Ikyechi, the judicature laid-off the applying for lacking benefit. Respondents within the suit that embrace the President, his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) and also the freelance National Electoral Commission (INEC) faulted the applying and asked the judicature to dismiss it for lacking benefit.

The HDP in its application aforesaid it’ll be unfair and unjust to inaugurate President Buhari for a second term on the bottom that the validity of the election that created him has been challenged at the judicature.

The party additionally prayed for associate order stopping the justice of African country (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Mahomet from inaugurating or administering the Oath of workplace and Oath of Allegiance on him (Buhari) till all court actions against him are determined. the 2 petitioners aforesaid they’re difficult the validity of President Buhari’s election on the bottom of non- compliance with the electoral laws and have dully served the President, INEC and also the APC despite notice of hearing of their petition against his election.

They noted that the President has been creating frantic efforts and preparations to be sworn in and inaugurated on could twenty nine by attractive the CJN and also the general public. They, therefore, insisted that restraining order by the judicature is acceptable to preserve the topic matter of their petition and rendering their petition worthless.


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