Tribunal Fixes May 22 To Hear Application Seeking To Stop Buhari’s Inauguration


The presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja has fixed Wednesday next week to hear an application seeking an order to restrain chief justice of Nigeria or any other justice from swearing-in Muhammadu Buhari as president on the 29th of this month.

Candidate of the hope democratic party, Ambrose Owuru, and his party, who are before the tribunal challenging their alleged exclusion from the February 23 presidential election, brought the application for consideration.

President of the appeal court, Justice Zainab Bulkachua leading four other justices, adjourned hearing on the application on account of non-proper service on the respondents.

 President Buhari, independent national electoral commission and all progressives congress are respondents in the matter.

It is hereby ordered that all exchanges of processes and filing of respondents’ briefs are done within the period specified.

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