Lawyer urges court to stop Tinubu’s May 29 inauguration


Lawyer urges court to stop Tinubu’s May 29 inauguration

A fresh suit to stop President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated on May 29, 2023, has been filed at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

The suit marked CA/CV/259/2023 was filed by a Presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential election and Barrister identified as Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru and his political party, Hope Democratic Party (HDP).

Owuru claimed to be adjudged constitutional winner of the 2019 presidential election and as such is against the inauguration of Tinubu or anybody else as successor to Buhari on the ground that he is the constitutionally adjudged winner of the 2019 election and has not spent his tenure as required by law.

The HDP candidate also maintained that President Buhari has been usurping his tenure of office since 2019 because the Supreme Court has not determined his petition filed in 2019 in which he challenged the purported declaration of Buhari as the election winner.

According to Daily Post, Oworu applied for another order directing and placing on notice that any form of handover inauguration, organized and Superintended by Buhari on 29th May 2023 outside the adjudged winner of the 2019 presidential election, subject of the pending appeal, remains and is viewed as an “interim place holder” administration pending the hearing and determination of his substantive appeal on constitutional interpretation thereof.

The list of respondents in the motion on notice are President Muhammadu Buhari, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as 1st to 3rd, respectively.

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