Why Tribunal was asked to Stop Buhari’s Inauguration
According to Channels TV, a political Party, Hope Democratic Party (HDP), has actually submitted a motion seeking an order of the presidential election tribunal restraining Muhammadu Buhari
from presenting himself to be sworn-in on May 29th, 2019.
The Party is also seeking an order limiting the Chief Justice of Nigeria from swearing-in, administering the oath of office and also oath of allegiance to the President on May 29th, 2019.
In a motion on notification made available to reporters on Tuesday, Hope Democratic Party submitted the motion on 6 grounds according to section one subsection 2 of the 1999 constitution as amended and under the jurisdiction of the tribunal.
Channel TV reported that some of the premises of the application is that there is a pending petition challenging the political election and return of Buhari as the winner of the just concluded February 23 presidential election.
The Hope Democratic Party additionally said that Buhari has been served with the petition and pleadings have actually been exchanged.
The Hope Democratic Party declared that inspite of the pendency of the legal action against President Buhari, he has actually been making serious efforts and also frantic preparation for his inauguration on May 29, 2019, by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The party even said that unless President Buhari hold back from offering himself for inauguration he will certainly foil” a fiat accompli as well as state of hopelessness on the court and make their petition nugatory.
The Hope Democratic Party additionally insisted that the law is settled that as soon as an inquiry of the legitimacy of a political election of anyone is challenged that individual is not qualified to take oath of office or assume the seat of power.
The application was submitted on May 9th, 2019 and also it is been heard today, May 14, 2019.
The respondent consisting of counsels to President Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) claimed they have not been served with the motion.
Nevertheless, the petitioner has actually introduced the application.