The battle to unseat the five People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors that defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, has shifted to the court as the leadership of the party has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking among others, an order directing the Houses of Assembly in the governors’ states to commence the process of impeaching them.
The defected governors are – Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Abdulfatai Ahmed (Kwara).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was joined as a defendant alongside the governors in the suit filed on behalf of the PDP by Alex Izinyon, SAN.
The party cited Sections 177 (c), 221 and 222 (c) of the Constitution as grounds to remove the governors, saying that as a result of their defection, they have forfeited their offices since they were first elected on the platform of PDP, thus, their seats have reverted to the party.
The PDP presented five questions for the court’s determination and prayed for six reliefs.
The reliefs include an order mandating or directing the State Houses of Assembly of Adamawa, Rivers, Sokoto, Kano and Kwara States to commence impeachment proceedings against the 2nd – 6th defendants (the governors) forthwith.
Other reliefs are listed as follows:
* A declaration that by the combined provisions of section 177 (c), 221 and 222 (c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) the 2nd – 6th defendants who were elected under the platform of the plaintiff cannot continue to enjoy the mandate given to the plaintiff by the people / electorate of the respective states as the 2nd – 6th defendants have defected to the APC.
* A declaration that in the absence of any division known and recognized by law in the Plaintiff, the 2nd – 6th defendants who were elected under the plaintiff’s platform have vacated or forfeited their seats forthwith upon their defection to APC.
* A declaration that having combined provisions of section 87 of the Electoral Act 2011 (as amended), section 177 (c), 221 and 222 (c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) the 2nd – 6th Defendants defection from the Plaintiff the APC, the offices of the 2nd – 6th defendants have reverted to the plaintiff.
I am very sad over the concern I have for my coutry, why will Tukur acting like not a Nigerian as he always come with helpless, shameless issues, Tukur as Chairman of PDP has to something more better that me as small boy of 25 years can’t note his errors but unfortunately it was come boldly noted to me perhaps he filed his against in a Federal High Court seeking the Court to order for the impeachment of five decamped Governors in this I will like to call the attention of Tukur and his followers that in every journey is good to turn and see your back so that someone will not come behind you and kill you therefore Tukur in your suit to Fedral High Court may turn you to accuse as since from the start of democracy in 1999 there are many Gvernors, senators and Reps that decamped from their party PDP but none of the PDP member challenge them but welcoming them to your party, for you to make a substantive suit you are to include those Governors that decamped from different parties more especially Bauchi state Governor that he is among trusted Governors he has to face same same charges with the recently decamped Governors. And if you are suing with good faith as a prominent Nigeria you are to sue both in their State High Courts as it esblish by constitution to dealt with any matter as its of the same status with the Federal High Court unless there is setup of manipulation in that federal High court let each decamped Governor face trial in the High Court in his State if no, why the establishment of the state High Court, to me you just do that so that its easy to compromise one judge. I am always crying for my country as its personality is always deminishing due to selfish interest, it’s shame for us that some poor countries are doing far better than us, I was a law student in Nigeria but due to so many education challenges, decay abundance all in the PDP and hi Boss. My elders, lawyers, Youth let us sacrifice our intlelegence for to overcome the Challenges. Thank you for reading this highlight. Below are my details:
Name: Nura Isa Jibril
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