Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, has been confronted with another problem ahead of the May 29 inauguration as an Abuja Court of Appeal received fresh notice to stop the handing over.
A former presidential candidate of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) in the 2019 election and constitutional lawyer, Ambrose Owuru, instituted the suit with the marked number CA/CV/259/2023, The Punch reported.
The plaintiff joined President Muhammadu Buhari; Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice; and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respondents in the motion.
The legal practitioner was asking the court to stop President Muhammadu Buhari, the AGF and INEC from going on with the May 29 inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
He claimed he was the rightful winner of the 2019 election and had not spent his 4 years tenure.
Owuru, in his petition, insisted that President Buhari has been illegally using his tenure in office since 2019 over the failure of the Supreme Court to give a verdict on the petition he filed in 2019, where he had challenged the purported declaration of Buhari as the winner of the election.
He supported his motion with an 8-paragraph affidavit, asking the appeal court for an expeditious hearing before Tinubu would be inaugurated.
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