Lawyer, doctor file suit to force Senate, Reps to remove Buhari

Lawyer, doctor file suit to force Senate, Reps to remove Buhari

- A lawyer and a medical doctor Larry Ojukoko and Ejiro Imuere have filed a suit for the forceful removal of President Muhammadu Buhari

- The duo in the suit have asked the court to mandate the Senate and the House of Representative to remove the president

- The urged the court to ask the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara to set up a medical panel that will examine the president's fitness

A lawyer and a medical doctor Larry Ojukoko and Ejiro Imuere have filed a suit against the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives to remove President Muhammadu Buhari.

The duo in their suit are seeking a court order of mandamus to compel the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara to set up a medical panel that will examine the president's fitness.

The suit filed before a Federal High Court in Warri, Delta state also has the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and the attorney general of the federation Abubakar Malami joined in the matter.

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The applicants in their suit sought the relief of the court to determine whether: "or not by the combined effect of sections 144 (1) and (2) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, impose a duty on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants to verify the medical fitness of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where exist a clear evidence that the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over a period of time is incapable of performing his constitutional duty due to ill health.

They also sought: “Whether or not by the combined effect of the provisions of section 14 (2) (b), section 143 (1), (2) (11) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended vis a vis the incessant killings and wanton destruction of properties by group identified as herdsmen with no visible and decisive move to end same by the 1st defendant amount to “gross misconduct on the part of 1st defendant.

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“Whether the May 2017 recruitment of 479 cadet officers by the Department of State Service (DSS) of which 331 (Three Hundred and Thirty One ) are from the 3 Northern Geographical Zone of North West, North East and North Central with Katsina State having 51 cadet officers, while the 3 South Geographical Zone of West, East and South admitted 143 cadet officers with Lagos having 7 cadet office, contravened section 14(3) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended thereby amount to “gross misconduct” on the part of the 1st Defendant as defined in Section 143 (ii) of the 1999 constitution as amended," the suit requested.

The lawyer and doctor also want the court upon determination of the reliefs sought above to make a declaration that the combined effect of sections 144 (1) and (2) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, impose a duty on the second, theird and fourth defendants to verify the medical state of the president.

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The applicants claimed that the declaration will ascertain whether President Buhari is capable of performing his constitutional duty as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

They also sought: “A Declaration that by virtue of Section 14 (2) (b) of 1999 Constitution as amended, the 1st Defendant is duty bound to put an end to the incessant killing and wanton destruction of properties across Nigeria by the group known as herdsmen.

“A Declaration that lopsided recruitment of 479 cadet officers into the Department of State Service contravenes Section 14(3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

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“A declaration that, the non -adherence to Sections 14 (2) (b) and (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended the 1st Defendant, has failed in his constitutional duties and his oaths of allegiance.

“An Order of Mandamus compelling the 2nd and 3rd defendants to set up a medical panel to examine the medical fitness of 1st defendant to discharge the function of the office of President.

“An Order of Mandamus compelling the National Assembly to set in motion the provision of Section 143 of the 1999 Constitution," the duo said.

A date is yet to be fixed for hearing of the matter.

NAIJ.com had earlier reported that there was mild drama at the Senate on Tuesday, July 4, when the lawmakers made an attempt to remove President Buhari as president.

A point of order was raised by the senator representing Abia South Enyinnaya Abaraibe to remove Buhari and declare Saraki Acting President.

You can watch this NAIJ.com video on what Nigerians think of President Buhari currently:

Source: Naij.com

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