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APC Caretaker Committee Chairman: PDP Drags Buni To Court

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Nigeria’s opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has filed a lawsuit seeking to sack Mai Mala Buni as the Governor of Yobe State.

In the lawsuit filed on August 12 by PDP’s lawyer Emeka Etiaba, with Umar Damagum, PDP’s Yobe governorship candidate in the 2019 election, and his running mate, Baba Aji as plaintiffs, the opposition party stated that Buni ceased to be a governor from the moment he accepted to act as the caretaker committee chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Maintaining that Buni violated Section 183 of the Constitution when he accepted to serve as chairman of the caretaker committee of the APC despite holding the position of an executive governor, PDP is now seeking for an order directing Yobe 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 the state, respectively, having emerged second in the 2019 governorship election in the state.

This is coming days after a Supreme Court judgment which upheld the election of Rotimi Akeredolu as Ondo State governor, raised concern over Buni’s eligibility to conduct congresses and nominate candidates.

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