Federal High Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking Removal Of President Buhari From Presidency

By Damilare Adeleye

A suit filed by former presidential candidate of Hope Democratic Party, HDP, Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru, against the 2019 election of President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 presidential election has been thrown out by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The suit, which had sought the outright sack of President Buhari, was thrown out by Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo on three major grounds.

Parts of the grounds are that the suit constituted a gross abuse of court process, statute barred and was an affront to the supremacy of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Justice Ekwo also held that the suit was baseless, frivolous, irritating and vexatious in its entirety.

Owuru had, in the suit, applied for an order of court to declare the presidential seat vacant and swear him in as the authentic winner of that election.