On Monday, a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed the lawsuit by a former presidential candidate of the Hope Democratic Party, Chief Ambrose Owuru, against the choice of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), in the 2019 presidential election.
According to a report by The Punch, Judge Inyang Ekwo dismissed the lawsuit seeking Buhari on three grounds.
One of the reasons was that the lawsuit constituted a gross abuse of the judicial process, time barred, and an affront to the supremacy of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
The judge also held that the lawsuit was unfounded and frivolous.
PUNCH reports that Owuru had initiated legal action against Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Owuru, a British-trained constitutional lawyer called to the Nigerian Bar Association in 1984, asked the Federal High Court to declare him the winner of the survey.
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Among other reparations, he had asked the court to determine the legality or otherwise of the INEC decision in 2019 during which it postponed the election from February 16 to March 23.
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In another development, the An Abuja Federal High Court disqualified Umo Eno as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor in Akwa Ibom state in the 2023 elections.
Judge Fadima Aminu, in a ruling on January 20, requested the PDP to submit Michael Enyong’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its bona fide candidate.
The lawsuit, marked as FHC/ABJ/CS/1295/2022, was filed in August 2022 by Enyong, where he argued that he won the PDP primary held on May 25, 2022.
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Bola Tinubu, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), denied claims that he has a break with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Lagos State Governor said that he supported Buhari even before he (the president) took office and will continue to do the same until the end of his term.
Tinubu made the revelation while visiting Guasu, the capital of Zamfara state, for his presidential campaign rally.