Killings: Court okays suit seeking Buhari’s impeachment

By Editor on 05/07/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,498

Buhari
Buhari

The Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday okayed a suit, seeking to compel the National Assembly to begin the process of removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office for alleged constitutional breaches.

The court, in a ruling by Justice Maurine Onyetenu, granted the plaintiffs the leave to seek an order of mandamus to compel the National Assembly to begin the process of sacking Buhari.

The judge gave the leave following an ex parte application taken before her by the Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association, Ilesa Branch, Mr. Kanmi Ajibola, and a human rights activist, Mr. Suleiman Adeniyi.

The two activists had, about three months ago, written to the Senate and the House of Representatives asking the two legislative chambers to impeach Buhari and commence the process of removing him.

But due to their failure to begin the process to remove the President, the plaintiffs approached the court seeking the leave of the court to apply for a mandamus order against the National Assembly to do the needful.

The plaintiffs said Buhari had breached his constitutional obligation by failing to stop the continuous massacres in many parts of the country.

They argued that the failure of the President to stop the massacres; spending without the approval of the National Assembly and some other allegations constituted impeachable offences and the lawmakers must begin the process of removing the President.

The duo deposed to a 44-paragraph affidavit in support of the motion ex parte filed before the court.

The affidavit read in part, “In the light of the 4th respondent’s (Buhari) placement to continue in the office as the President, he has no certificate and basic requirement upon which this placement to continue in the office can be placed.

“The 4th respondent, on the 29th day of May 2015, took an oath of office, among others, to the effect that he would rule in accordance to and protect the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, particularly Section 14 (2)(b), which stipulates that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.

“On the contrary, the 4th respondent has proved to be unable to guarantee the security of lives and properties of the citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in fulfilment of his oath of office.”

 The herdsmen killings of innocent citizens under the 4th respondent have been uncountable, unbearable and unprecedented.

However, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, said he was not aware of an order of mandamus granted by a court for the National Assembly to begin impeachment process against President Buhari.

Mohammed said this while answering questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“I’m just hearing it from you. I will have to read it myself,” the minister said.

Posted 05/07/2018 02:15:50 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
I won’t go to jail because I have...

Lockdown: Soldier shoots motorist dead in Delta

EFCC seizes Onyema’s Passport over $44.9m US indictment...

FG social investment initiative excludes poor Nigerians –National...

Ebonyi Governor to appoint additional 800 new Aides...

SEEDS OF DESTINY 21 MAY 2021 - RELEASING...

We did not shoot Omoyele Sowore —Police

Weapons recovered from kidnappers can sack Port-Harcourt, says...

FG condemns attack on Ekweremadu in Germany

Nigerian muslims protest Israeli raids on Palestine

2019 : I-G warns Commissioners of Police, others...

We didn’t hoard COVID-19 palliatives - Nigerian Governors...

 

Latest News EFCC Chairman uncovers ‘grand plan’ to tarnish his image Water project not for profit-making, says Bello’s wife Security operatives intercept bags containing foreign currencies at Kano Airport IMF says Nigeria’s economy ‘gradually’ recovering, expresses concerns over unemployment, inflation SEEDS OF DESTINY 18 JUNE 2021 – PRESERVED BY HIS POWER Ohanaeze, PANDEF demand review of polling units distribution Buhari visits Maiduguri, tells security agents not to give terrorists breathing space Nnamdi Kanu declared wanted, N100m bounty placed on him Wike slams APC on plot to regulate social media 73,000 Refugees, Asylum seekers from China, Palestine, Lebanon, 14 other Countries invade Nigeri N25.7bn fraud: Don’t jail me, ex-Bank PHB MD begs judge How ex-MD, financial officer defrauded Bank PHB N25.7bn – judge

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (116,716 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (107,550 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (107,548 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (107,547 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (107,547 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (107,546 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (107,544 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (107,385 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (105,381 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (103,892 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (84,707 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (82,686 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (133) EDITORIAL (17) NEWS (5,665) POLITICS (486) SOCIETY (125) SPORTS (47) BUSINESS (355) HEALTH (53) EDUCATION (44) ENTERTAINMENT (38) INTERNATIONAL (158) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (3) OPINION (34)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.