Court Begins Hearing On Buhari's Impeachment Suit Today

 Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital will today (Monday) begin hearing of the impeachment suit filed against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The court had in its last sitting on November 26, 2018 adjourned for hearing till December 17, 2018 the suit filed by Kanmi Ajibola, Chairman Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa branch and a human right activist, Sulaiman Adeniyi.

The presiding judge, Maureen Onyetenu, had earlier granted an ex-parte order of mandamus to compel the National Assembly to begin impeachment process against President Buhari.

The plaintiffs had alleged that President Buhari had breached the provisions of the constitution and consequently written the National Assembly to begin impeachment process against him claiming that Buhari did not possess a certificate to be qualified as a president with other alleged impeachment offences.

It was gathered that parties in the suit are prepared for the hearing of the suit after all of them had been served with all the necessary papers.
The plaintiffs told this reporter on Sunday that they are fully ready to pursue the matter to logical conclusion through constitutional means.
Ajibola said they have equipped themselves with relevant documents to back their claims adding that the matter shall be pursued to logical conclusion.

The All Former Councillors Forum of Nigeria has said that it would only support a presidential candidate who would grant full administrative and fiscal autonomy to the local government system in Nigeria.
Adamawa branch chairman of the forum, Abdullahi Adamu, who made the disclosure on Sunday in Yola, the state capital, said the forum considered and believed in the aspiration of Nigerians to deepen democracy and economy in the grassroots.

“The All Former Councillors’ Forum of Nigeria had resolved to support any presidential candidate who will grant full and fiscal autonomy to the local government system in Nigeria.

“The forum also will consider any candidate that will restructure the tenure system of local government councils, to reflect the wishes of the grassroots,” Adamu said.

Adamu, who said that in spite of the economic and social challenges, the 2019 elections would usher in a new “page of hope” and progress for all Nigerians, urged members of the forum nationwide to work collectively and vigorously to achieve a common goal.

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