Court Grants Order to Begin Impeachment Process Against Buhari, FG Says Not Aware

A High Court sitting in Osogbo has granted an order of mandamus to compel the National Assembly to begin impeachment process against President Muhammadu Buhari, based on some alleged constitutional breaches.
Justice Maureen Onyetenu gave the ex-parte order on Wednesday, following a motion filed before her by the Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association, Ilesa branch, Kanmi Ajibola; and a human rights activist, Suleiman Adeniyi.
The activists had, about three months ago, written to the Senate and the House of Representatives to begin impeachment process against the President, based on the continuous killings and spending without lawmakers’ approval.
However, they approached the court seeking an order to compel the National Assembly to begin the process following their refusal to impeach Buhari based on the activists’ letters.
They alleged that the President did not possess a certificate to be qualified as a President and should be impeached based on this and other alleged impeachable offences.
The Judge, in her ruling, granted the leave to compel the National Assembly to commence impeachment process against the President.
When contacted, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said he was not aware of the order of mandamus.
Mohammed said this while answering questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“I am just hearing it from you. I will have to read it myself,” the Minister said.

Author: News Editor

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