The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has filed a lawsuit seeking the removal of Mai Mala Buni as governor of Yobe State.
In the suit filed on August 12, by Emeka Etiaba, PDP’s lawyer, with Umar Damagum, the party’s Yobe governorship candidate in the 2019 election, and his running mate, Baba Aji, as plaintiffs, the opposition party is arguing that Buni ceased to be a governor from the moment he accepted to act as the caretaker committee chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The plaintiff said Buni violated Section 183 of the 1999 Constitution when he accepted to serve as chairman of the caretaker committee of the APC, despite holding the position of an executive governor.
The PDP is seeking for an order directing Yobe chief judge or any other senior person next to the chief judge, to immediately swear in Damagum and Aji as governor and deputy governor of the state, respectively, having emerged second in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
This is coming days after a Supreme Court judgment which upheld the election of Rotimi Akeredolu as Ondo State governor, raised concern over Buni’s eligibility to conduct congresses and nominate candidates.
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