The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has reacted to the petition by the Hope Democratic Party, to stop the inauguration of President Buhari on May 29th.
Naija News had earlier reported that HDP appealed to the Presidential Election Tribunal to stop the President from his inauguration on May 29.
Also in the appeal was a call to restrain 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 party filed the motion on 6 grounds pursuant to section 1 subsection 2 of the 1999 constitution as amended and under the jurisdiction of the tribunal.
The petitioners said, “The law is settled that once the question of the validity of the election of any person is challenged as to whether he is validly elected or not, that person is not competent to take office or assume the seat of power.”
“The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria prohibits and forbids that Nigeria or any part thereof be governed or taken over by any person or group of persons except in accordance with the provisions of the constitution”.
Onochie, in her reaction on Twitter on Wednesday, wrote, “Tribunal Asked To Stop @MBuhari’s Inauguration– @channelstv.”
“Me: So they finally head for the court after obtaining a post dated injunction to stop the people’s will on May 29th without a case in court; Laughable.”
“Yes we know How? #HandOfEsau but the #VoiceOfJacob, JOKERS!”