Nomination Charge: Courtroom dismisses go well with difficult Buhari’s nomination for 2019 presidential election

An FCT Excessive Courtroom in Jabi, Abuja on Friday dismissed a go well with difficult President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination within the 2019 Presidential Election for missing in benefit.

Different respondents within the go well with are the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

The go well with was filed by Ozuzu Theodora, Udichukwu Obina, Peter Oduba and Zaro Melchizedek, beneath the platform of Democracy, Human Rights, Anti-Corruption, Integrity Advocates (DHRACIA).

The plaintiffs strategy the courtroom by means of an originating summon and have introduced three questions for willpower

They prayed the courtroom to declare that by advantage of the provisions of Sections 1 of the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004, the direct money of N45 million as nomination payment by President Buhari was unlawful and illegal.

Specifically, the plaintiffs additionally prayed that President Buhari’s candidature beneath the platform of the APC must be declared null and void, for the reason that cash used to get the shape was direct.

In addition they averred that the cash used within the buy of the shape was in extra of the authorised money restrict for both a person or company physique.

In addition they prayed for an order setting apart or nullifying the nomination of the president for the 2019 election and declare it unlawful, illegal and missing in due course of.

Justice Danlami Senchi dismissed the go well with for missing in benefit.

Mr Senchi additionally dismissed the go well with on the grounds that the petitioners refused to indicate up in courtroom to defend their go well with on two events notably on Might 17 and Might 24.

The choose held that the courtroom additionally lacks jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

“The plaintiffs and their counsel deserted their go well with.

“I’m glad that the plaintiffs have been absolutely conscious that this matter comes up right now.

“The courtroom has no jurisdiction to entertain this matter, this go well with is hereby dismissed,’’ he held.

The choose additionally awarded a price of N2 million in opposition to the plaintiff.



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