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Court Orders National Assembly To Begin Buhari’s Impeachment Process

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A Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun state, has ordered the National Assembly to commence impeachment process against President Buhari. The order was given today, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 based on the suit filed by two Nigerians, Kanmi Ajibola, a lawyer and Sulaiman Adeniyi, a human right activist, urging the court to enforce the National Assembly to impeach Buhari.
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The two three months ago wrote to both the lower and the upper chambers of the National Assembly on the need to impeach President Buhari, citing alleged constitutional breaches by the president and threatened that they will approach the court if they failed to act accordingly. When the lawmakers refused, they headed for court and filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Osogbo asking for an order of mandamus to compel both the Senate and the House of Representatives to commence the impeachment proceedings of Buhari.
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Justice Onyetenu in her ruling granted the application and ordered “that the National Assembly being the 1st,2nd and 3rd respondents commence the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari”. Further hearing on the matter has been fixed for October 30, 2018.
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