Abuja Court asked to sack President Buhari and Osinbajo

– A Nigerian political party has asked Abuja High Court to sack Buhari and Osinbajo

– The party, Hope Democratic Party (HDP) also told the court to nullify the 2015 presidential election won by the All Progressives Congress (APC)

– HDP said that APC violated campaign expenses limit during the polls by the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

One of the political parties that contested 2015 general election, Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the 2015 presidential election won by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

PLUSMILA.com gathered that the court was also asked to order President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to quit office as well as dissolve the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

The legal request was based on the ground of violation of campaign expenses limit during the polls by the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Both parties were said to have breached sections 3, 14, 15, 30 and 139 of the 1999 Constitution and sections 91 and 92 of the Electoral Act 2010 on the N1 billion campaign expenses limit. The court action, with reference No. FHC/ACT/CS/405/2017, was instituted by Barrister Udegbunam Emmanuel on behalf of the plaintiff, one of the political parties in the country.

The defendants are APC, President Buhari, Independent National Electoral Commission, PDP and Prof. Osinbajo as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th defendants respectively.

The case was predicated on the recently released findings and report of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the 2015 general election review, which reportedly indicted APC and PDP for exceeding the N1 billion campaign expenses and showed specifically that APC expended about N500 billion and PDP almost N1 trillion on the poll.

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