BREAKING: Tribunal Asked 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 from swearing-in, administering the oath of office and oath of allegiance to the president on May 29th, 2019.

In a motion on notice made available to journalists on Tuesday, Hope Democratic 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.


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Some of the grounds of the application is that there is a pending petition challenging the election and return of President Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election.

The Hope Democratic Party also said the petition has been served on President Buhari and pleadings have been exchanged.

The Hope Democratic Party claimed that inspite of the pendency of the legal action against President Buhari, he has been making frantic efforts and preparation for his inauguration on May 29, 2019, by the CJN.

The party further said that unless President Buhari restrains from presenting himself for inauguration he will foil ” a fiat accompli and state of hopelessness on the court and render their petition nugatory.

The Hope Democratic Party also averred that the law is settled that once a question of the validity of an election of any person is challenged that person is not competent to take oath of office or assume the seat of power.

The application was filed on May 9th, 2019 and it is been heard today, May 14, 2019.

The respondent including counsels to President Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said they have not been served with the motion.

However, the petitioner has announced the application.

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  1. What a surprise. Who control the country

  2. Buhari is not supposed to be sweared in since there is a court case against him.

  3. from my own point of view, i think they wanted to gain popularity, which party is this HDP self? this is the first time of me hearing it.

  4. Mmmmmm. There is fire on the mountain oooo. How do you think that Buhari will just give up easily. He said he won’t congratulate anybody rather than himself because he is sure of winning,but let’s leave everything for God

  5. Joke of a century, they think it will work eh? I laugh in Nupe language.

  6. there’s no amount of pettition that will stop the president from taking over in may. He is in powerno one can dethrone him

  7. i dont understand hw is that proper

  8. Writing a petition against the president who is already on his way to be made the president is hopeless.

  9. Let God take over Nigeria in Jesus name.Amen.

  10. Lots of Laughs! HDP should go back home and calm their nerves because nothing still won’t happen. How many of the miscalculations were considered during presidential result collations? Non! for no reason. PMB is already on sit he no longer needs swearing-In as he is already on sit as a symbol of continuity

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