Hope Party seeks to stop Buhari’s inauguration


A political party, Hope Democratic Party (HDP), has filed a motion seeking an order of the presidential election tribunal restraining President Muhammadu Buhari from presenting himself to be sworn-in on May 29th, 2019.

The party is also seeking an order restraining the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) from swearing-in and administering the oath of office to the Buhari on May 29th, 2019.

In a motion on notice made available to journalists, the party filed the motion on six grounds pursuant to section one subsection two of the 1999 constitution as amended and under the jurisdiction of the tribunal.

Meanwhile, a combined team of security operatives from the Army, Police and Civil Defence have barricaded the premises of the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

The appellate court serves as the venue for the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.


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