BREAKING: Appeal Court Receives Fresh Suit Filed to Halt Tinubu’s May 29 Swearing-In
A fresh application has been submitted to the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order to prevent the swearing-in of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Tinubu, who was declared the winner of the February 25th presidential election on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, is scheduled to be sworn in on May 29 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Despite being confirmed by INEC, candidates from other parties have contested that Tinubu did not win the presidential poll. Amid ongoing proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and just 17 days before the President-elect’s inauguration, five FCT residents have approached the Abuja chapter of the Federal High Court to prevent the event from taking place.
The plaintiffs, in the suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/578/2023, applied for an order restraining the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, any other judicial officer and/or any other authority or person from swearing in any candidate in the February 25 presidential election as President or Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, until it is judicially determined with finality or in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution that such candidate has fulfilled the requirement of Section 134(2) (b) of the Constitution
They further want a declaration that “the plaintiffs and other FCT residents have a legal interest and constitutional rights to be heard on the question of whether a President-elect must secure at least 25% of votes cast, on the first ballot, in the FCT, Abuja.” “A declaration that no state of the country is at the same time the FCT for any propose whatsoever, including, in particular, under section 134 (2) (b) of the Constitution.
“A declaration that no candidate in the February 25 presidential election in the country may validly be declared elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria without that candidate obtaining at least 25% of the votes cast in the FCT, Abuja. “A declaration that no candidate in the February 25 presidential election may validly be sworn in as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, without such candidate having obtained 25% of the votes case in FCT, Abuja.
“A declaration that following the February 25 presidential election and until a successor is determined in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and sworn in, the term of office of his Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCON, as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria subsists and endures in accordance with the provisions of section 135 (1) (a) of the Constitution”, the court document obtained by Vanguard reads.
Source: Politics Nigeria
8 killed, 7 injured in Bauchi accident
Eight persons died in a fatal road traffic crash at Kili village on the Darazo-Kari Federal Highway in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Thursday, while seven others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
A report made available by the Bauchi State Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Yusuf Abdullahi, late Thursday, said the crash occurred at about 12:03 pm, adding that it involved a grey coloured Volkswagen Sharan mini bus with registration number, BCH 465 XA, which belongs to the fleet of NURTW used for commercial purposes.
The report added that 15 passengers, consisting of four male adults, six female adults, two male children and three female children, were involved in the crash. According to the report, three male adults, two female adults and three children comprising two male and one female, while seven adults, one male, four female and two female children sustained injuries ranging from bruises, head injuries to fractures.
The report stated that the probable cause of the crash was tyre bursts, adding that the remains of the deceased were taken to the Darazo General Hospital for confirmation. It added that the injured were also taken to the same hospital for treatment, while some personal effects were retrieved from the accident scene.