My Handing Over Power On May 29 Remains Sacrosanct — Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to handing over leadership to an elected president on May 29, next year.
He said his term in office will end on that day in line with the constitutional provision.
In a brief remark to Mr. Shakib Ben Musa, the Minister of National Education, Pre-School and Sports of the Kingdom of Morocco, who visited the State House as Special Envoy of King Mohammed the VI, President Buhari said his term of office will end with the inauguration of a new president in May, next year.
He, however, said that he will study the message sent and respond accordingly, giving assurances at the same time that he will continue to cherish and strengthen the very warm and cordial relations between the two countries.
Disqualify Atiku from presidential race, lawyer tells court
A lawyer based in Onitsha, Anambra State, Dr Jezie Ekejiuba, has dragged the Federal Government, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to court.
Ekejiuba is seeking Atiku’s disqualification from contesting the 2023 presidential election.
The lawyer said by allowing Atiku to contest the election, his right as a Nigerian would be infringed upon.
He added that it will be fundamentally wrong for the President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), a northerner to hand over power to Atiku, another northerner, in 2023.
The lawyer insisted that the power rotation policy between the North and South, which started in 1999, should be respected and every Nigerian should be given a sense of belonging.
Joined in the suit No. FHC/AWK/CS/198/2022, filed at the Federal High Court Registry, Awka Judicial Division, as second, third, fourth, and fifth respondents are the Attorney-General of the Federation, INEC, the PDP and Atiku.