Justice Maurine Adaobi Onyetenu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun state capital has granted order of mandamus on a suit for the National Assembly to commence impeachment process against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The judge gave the order on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, based on the suit filed by two Nigerians, Kanmi Ajibola, a lawyer and Sulaiman Adeniyi, a human right activist.
The duo had three months ago written to both the lower and the upper chambers of the National Assembly on the need to impeach President Buhari.
But when the lawmakers refused, they headed for court and filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Osogbo.
They asked for an order of mandamus to compel both the Senate and the House of Representatives to start the impeachment proceedings of President Buhari.
In the suit filed on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, they hinged their arguments on four grounds on why the National Assembly should impeach the Buhari.
In the motion ex-parte, the duo claimed that in flagrant violation of the 1999 constitution, President Buhari contested election, won and was sworn in as the president on the 29th day of May 2015 without possessing the basic constitutional requirement, which would have made him qualified for the contest of the election.
They further alleged that the 4th respondent, which is President Buhari in flagrant violation of section 137 (1) (j) of the 1999 constitution presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the purpose of the 2015 presidential election that brought him to the office of the president.
“In the light of the 4th Respondent’s placement to continue in the office as the president, he has no certificate and basic requirement upon which this placement to continue in the office can be placed.”
Further hearing of the matter has been fixed to October 30th, 2018.
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