BREAKING: Court gives verdict on suit filed by ex-Buhari’s minister against Tinubu
- The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by former minister of education for state’s loyalists, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
- A group loyal to the former minister, Incorporated Trustees of Rights for All International (ITRAI), filed the appeal to disqualify Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential flagbearer
- The suit was dismissed because it was incomplete as the court argued that the removal of Nwajiuba as party to the suit meant that the ruling of the high court was not appeal
FCT, Abuja – The court of appeal in Abuja dismissed a suit filed by the loyal group of former minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba seeking to disqualify Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement sent to Legit.ng the court said the suit, which was filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Rights for All International (ITRAI), was incomplete.
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In a judgment delivered by a 3-man panel of the court on Friday, February 17, held the APC’s objection that the appellant instituted by the trial court, which was filed at the trial court then, was not a pre-election matter.
The APC argued that the appellant was not a person covered by the Section 285(14) a, b, and c of the 1999 Constitution because it is an NGO.
The appeal court posited that the removal of Nwajiuba, who was a party to the case at the lower court (high court), meant that the ruling of the local court was not appealed.
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The court proceeded to strike out the price of appeal filed by the appellant. On the merit, the court dismissed the entire appeal for lacking in merit.
Nwajiuba was one of the minister of President Muhammadu Buhari that resign his position to contest the APC presidential primary but lost to Bola Tinubu.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna state governor, has said he does not pass judgment on people’s health for personal reasons.
According to the governor, doing so is like passing a curse on oneself because no one knows who will die first, particularly those above 60.
However, El-Rufai maintained that the time he has spent with Tinubu proved to him that the APC presidential candidate has the mental capacity to govern Nigeria.