Tribunal Adjourns Hearing Suits Challenging Buhari’s Victory

 

The chairman of the Tribunal and President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has adjourned hearing all applications emanating from the Hope Democratic Party’s petition and others challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election.

Hope Democratic Party (HDP) had earlier 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.

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

Although, the petitioner said it has announced the application, 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.

In response, counsel to INEC asked the tribunal to award a cost of N1million against the petitioner – Hope Democratic Party.

On his part counsel to President Buhari, Mr Wole Olanipekun did not ask for cost but however said he needs time to go through the application.

He also told the tribunal that he has an application on behalf of the president seeking to dismiss the petition of the Hope Democratic Party.

Counsel to President Buhari, Mr Wole Olanipekun notified the tribunal of an application he filed seeking the dismissal of the petition of the Hope Democratic Party.

Counsel to the Hope Democratic Party, Mr Oliver Enya in his reply told the tribunal that he will be objecting to the application because it touches on facts that are in the substantive suit.

The tribunal, therefore, said it will longer hear the application to stop the President’s inauguration because parties have not been served.

The tribunal then adjourned hearing to May 22.

Other petitions challenging Buhari’s victory are filed by other political parties. They include the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

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Updated: May 15, 2019 — 6:58 am

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  1. Hope Democratic Party (HDP) had earlier 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

  2. The power of incubency at work… The Hope Democratic Party also said the petition has been served on President Buhari and pleadings have been exchanged.

  3. The power of incubency at work… The Hope Democratic Party also said the petition has been served on President Buhari and pleadings have been exchanged.

  4. Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria. When will all this stop.every year thee same story.Those in power has don’t want to leave,they hold onto it as if its their birth right.na woa.

  5. Hope Democratic Party (HDP) had earlier 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.

  6. Really? Filing petition after elections by opposition parties is a common thing in this part of the world anyway, thing is, for how long will we keep dragging this thing

  7. 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.

  8. The power of incubency at work… The Hope Democratic Party also said the petition has been served on President Buhari and pleadings have been exchanged.

  9. 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.
    WASTE OF TIME

  10. The chairman of the Tribunal and President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has adjourned hearing all

  11. Make there forget about the petition who is going to judge the case Nigeria never people are not yet ready to change this country till we take away godtherlism northing will work for this country

  12. wait o,why restraining the order,let just see what happens may 29th,hope it will be peaceful

  13. Challenging the President’s victory in a court of law where the the same president is the employer of labour, chief judge inclusive, I wonder how far that will go. The power of incumbency at work

  14. there is not cause for alarm, the best should site on the throne, but the government should do something about these postponement of election that constantly occurred it’s really not encouraging at all

  15. This is just an absolute waste of resources and time. Anyway resources on the part of the person suing. Any lawyers has to earn their income. Our judiciary is very slow and the process could last the entire four years

  16. The chairman of the Tribunal and President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has adjourned hearing all applications emanating from the Hope Democratic Party’s petition and others challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election. Paid news thanks for updating us

  17. Paidnews, thanks for updating me on what’s happening all over the world
    God bless you….

  18. We just keep seeing new things everyday in Nigeria. Nothing seems to be a shocker to Nigerians again
    I’m not Just surprised because the judge is doing as he/she was instructed.

  19. Thanks you paidnews for updating me news that is going on around me and thanks for paying me.

  20. The case still in court when swearing in is in less than a month? What’s the tribunal still waiting for when we already know it’s all formalities.

  21. I don’t kukuma have confidence in the Presidential election tribunal before. If you like fix the hearing to 10 years, it is obvious you will strike the suit out

  22. 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

  23. Thanks for always updating us on the news on what’s happening in the world. It is very important to know what’s going on because so many people may be afflicted by the actions of not knowing what is happening in the world

  24. On his part counsel to President Buhari, Mr Wole Olanipekun did not ask for cost but however said he needs time to go through the application.

  25. Hope Democratic Party (HDP) had earlier 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, 2019Hope Democratic Party (HDP) had earlier filed a motion seeking an order of the presidential election tribunal restraining President Muhammadu Buhari from presenting himself to be sworn-in on Maypower of incubency at work… The Hope Democratic Party also said the petition has been served on power of incubency at work… The Hope Democratic Party also said the petition has been served on

  26. Thank you very much paid news for always updating us on the news around the world…well done..God will help us in nigeria

  27. Hope Democratic Party made a mistake by not serving the respondents since they know the rules. The tribunal should do justice.

  28. I hear say d warned us not to comment on the issues of election tribunal, abbeg I no go say anything on this one, make them no come looking for me.

  29. I hear say d warned us not to comment on the issues of election tribunal, abbeg I no go say anything on this one, make them no come looking for me.

  30. Thank you very much paid news for always updating us on the news around the world…well done..God will help us in nigeria

  31. Although, the petitioner said it has announced the application, 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.

  32. The people Democratic Party (PDP) said that the petition raised against Buhari’s victory have been served

  33. Political crisis again,opposition party are against President Mohammed buhari swore in,in may 29th? This is absurd

  34. 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.

  35. This is not appropriate, they know what they did but I want them to know that it’s only for four years and they will be a goner.

  36. There is no need for uncountable adjournment. It was obvious that Nigerian voters don’t decide the winner during election but the INEC does. The winning of PDP was obvious

  37. Counsel to President Buhari, Mr Wole Olanipekun notified the tribunal of an application he filed seeking the dismissal of the petition of the Hope Democratic Party. What is this for?

  38. Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has started another academic exercise,asking tribunal not to swear in the president on the ground that there are court cases against the President for me is not enough reason to stop Buhari’s swearing since he is still innocent until proven guilty by a competent court of jurisdiction.

  39. My heart goes out to Hope Democratic Party. But come Oo, are you a learner abi JJC in Nigeria? Were you expecting that your suit will delay or even annul the President’s inauguration? Maybe elsewhere but not in Naija especially when he is the incumbent

  40. Instead of them to accept defeat now if not adjournment will continue, kudos as “The tribunal, therefore, said it will longer hear the application to stop the President’s inauguration because parties have not been served”.

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