Court declines suit to sack Buhari

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court dismissed a suit that
sought the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari from office.

The court, in a judgment delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo held that the
suit, which was brought before it by a former presidential candidate,
Ambrose Owuru, lacked merit.

Describing the legal action as baseless, frivolous, irritating and
vexatious, Justice Ekwo held that it was not only statute barred, but also
constitute a gross abuse of the judicial process.

The court further held that the suit was an affront on the supremacy of
the Supreme Court which had earlier dismissed a similar request by the

Owuru, who was the presidential candidate of the Hope Democratic
Party, HDP, had approached the court, praying it to sack President
Buhari from office, insisting that the election through which he won his
re-election in twenty-nineteen was fraught with manifest irregularities.

The plaintiff urged the court to declare that he was the authentic person
that ought to have been sworn in as President instead of Buhari who
contested the said election on the platform of the All Progressives
Congress, APC.