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Impeachment: President Buhari To Know His Fate On December 17

by Israel Akintunji
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A lawyer, Mr. Kanmi Ajibola filed a suit compelling the National Assembly to impeach the president, Mohammadu Buhari for not meeting the minimum academic qualification for becoming Nigerian president.

Mr Ajibola claimed that the president does not posses secondary school certificate and had violated the provision of Section 137(10(i) of the 1999 constitution by presenting a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to win an election.

Justice Maureen Onyetenu of the Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State has fixed December 17 for judgement on a suit seeking impeachment of President Muhamadu Buhari by the National Assembly, Daily Trust reports.

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At the court, Counsel to the Senate president Senator Bukola Saraki, Mr Oba ihagbon told the court that he has just got the originating process and sought the permission of the court to allow him respond to the processes served on his client. He urged the court to give him a week to file the process and serve the parties involved.

Counsel to the applicants, Samuel Echeonwu, informed the court that he has served all the respondents and ready for the hearing of the substantive suit.

President Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami were represented at the court by Mr Solomon Ogunlowo while the Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara was represented by Mr Felix Ukaegbu.

Justice Maurine Onyetenu adjourned the case to December 17 for hearing and mandated the parties to ensure service of their processes without further delay.

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