SUPREME COURT: PDP asks court to remove Buni as governor so he can focus APC caretaker committee

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Following the Supreme Court judgement that delegitimize the APC national caretaker committee Yobe Gov Mala Buni occupies, legal battle has begun to remove the governor from office.

The PDP filed a suit against the governor at the Federal High Court August 11, praying the court to declare Buni contravenes Section 108 of the 1999 Constitution.

The opposition lists  Amb. Umar Damagun and Baba Abba Aji as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Plaintiffs, while Buni, Idi Gubana, the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission, were listed as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Respondents respectively.

Besides the constitution violation, the PDP sought the court to declare that Buni has ceased to hold office as Yobe State governor based on the Supreme Court judgment in SC/448/2021 between Eyitayo Jegede and Another V. INEC.

In another suit filed,  the New Nigeria Peoples Party, also filed a suit listing INEC, APC, Abubakar Abdullahi and Governor Mai Mala Buni as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants respectively.

The plaintiff prayed the Court to among other things, hold that the APC caretaker committee has no constitutional power to run the affairs of the party.

Legal minds in the APC, including V.P Yemi Osinbajo, Labouer Minister Festus Keyamo, and Muiz Banire warned the party to dissolve the Buni-led committee or face barrages of suits that will seek to nullify the activities, past and present, of the caretaker committee.

But the APC governors appear to be backing the illegal committee and its chairman who is one of them.