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2019: Opposition parties file suit seeking Buhari’s disqualification over claim he’s ‘unfit to contest’



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The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has filed a suit seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari from the 2019 presidential election.

Spokesman for the coalition, Ugochinyere Ikenga, disclosed this to reporters on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja.

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“We the opposition political parties have, therefore, filed litigation at the Federal High Court seeking to declare him (Buhari) unfit to contest for 2019 election,” he said.

According to the CUPP spokesman, the opposition parties filed the suit based on claims that the President is unhealthy to rule for another four years.

He also noted the allegations by the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, that her husband’s government had been hijacked by a cabal.

Ikenga stressed that it was for these reasons, among others, that the coalition took the decision to approach the court to declare the president unfit to contest.

“We are also seeking from the court an order disqualifying President Buhari from contesting the election to the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and an injunction restraining (the Independent National Electoral Commission) INEC from recognising his candidature,” he added.

The CUPP spokesman disclosed further that the coalition urged the court to grant an order directing President Buhari to make public the result of the medical examination which the demanded that he should be subjected to.

He insisted that the group was taking the steps in its bid to save the country from what he described as a “calamity”.

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