The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Nigeria dismissed the suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Mr Ambrose Aworu, seeking to dismiss the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.
Justice Joseph Ikyechi who lead judgment delivered dismissed the application for lacking in merit.
President Buhari from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were the respondents.
If you recall the HDP in its application said it will be unfair and unjust to inaugurate President Buhari for a second term on the ground that the authenticity of the election that produced him has been challenged at the tribunal.
The party also demended for an order terminating the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad from inaugurating or administering the Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance on him (Buhari) until all court actions against him are regulated.
The two petitioners said they were challenging the credibility of President Buhari’s election on the ground of non-compliance with the electoral laws and have dully served the President, INEC and the APC notwithstanding notice of hearing of their appeal against his election.