Asks court to order swearing in of PDP’s Governorship, Deputy Guber candidates in last election

The People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) has commenced legal action for the removal of Yobe State Governor, Mai Buni, from office over alleged breach of constitutional provisions barring a sitting executive from holding two offices at the same time.

The PDP in the suit dated and filed August 12, is specifically alleging that Buni violated section 183 of the constitution when as a governor he accepted to serve as Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The plaintiffs which include Umar Damagum and Baba Aji in the suit filed by Emeka Etiaba, SAN, insisted that Buni ceases to be a governor from the moment he accepted to act as APC Caretaker Committee Chairman.

The plaintiffs therefore asked the court for an order directing the Yobe State Chief Judge or any other senior person next to the Chief Judge to immediately swear in Damagum and Aji as Governor and Deputy Governor of Yobe State being candidates of the party which came second in the 2019 governorship election in Yobe State.


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