Polls: Court to decide 10 suits against Buhari Tuesday
Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court, Abuja has adjourned till Tuesday, March 24, 10 suit seeking to disqualify presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari, from contesting in the March 28, presidential election.
This is even as Buhari maintained that no court has the power to stop the INEC, from conducting the presidential election on March 28, insisting, that all the suits were targeted at not just stopping him, but stopping the presidential election.
Buhari who spoke through his team of lawyers made up of five SANs, and led by Chief Wole Olanipekun, also urged the court not to allow itself to be used for that purpose, stressing that “section 87(11) of the Electoral Act, as amended, cautions courts not to do anything, or take any action or issue any injunction that will stop the holding of primary or general election”.
Earlier, Chief Mike Ozehkome, SAN, who is representing one of the plaintiffs challenging the competence of Buhari to contest the election, Mr. Chukwunweike Okafor, prayed the court to expedite hearing on the matter to enable it to determine the fate of Buhari before the presidential election.
His submission infuriated Buhari’s lead counsel, Olanipekun, who contended that the suits were pre-election matters that could be heard and determined even after the presidential poll.
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