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New Suit Against FEC to Declare President Buhari Unfit to Rule

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A new suit has been filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja requesting an order mandating the Federal Executive Council to declare ailing President Muhammadu Buhari as unfit for the presidency and another compelling the Senate to set up a medical panel to investigate the President’s fitness.

The law suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/671/2017, was filed on Thursday by the incorporated trustees of a civil society group, Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International.

Respondents to the suit are the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the Federal Executive Council the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the National Assembly.

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Similarly, prior to the suit against the National Assembly, a Nigerian based in the United States of America, Mr. Toyin Dawodu, filed the suit, with case number FHC/ABJ/CS/508/2017, on June 28, requesting the court to mandate Saraki to establish the medical panel on Buhari’s health status.

However, on Thursday, Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International,  filed an ex parte application   request a mandatory leave (permission) of the court to begin the main action under the judicial  review process of the Federal High Court.

If the leave to commence the suit is granted, the plaintiff, based on the adopted procedure, will be requesting a judicial review of whether or not the four respondents to the suit – Osinbajo, the AGF, the FEC, and the National Assembly, had failed to carry out their constitutional duty and obligation under section 144(1)(a) and (b) of the 1999 Constitution in relation to Buhari’s health status.

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They plaintiff will be requesting an order of mandamus instructing the Federal Executive Council (also known as Executive Council of the Federation) to pass the declaration that Buhari is “incapable of discharging the functions of his office.”

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_