Court to hear suit by former presidential candidate against Buhari on May 27

Justice Iyang Ekwo of the federal high court, Abuja Division, has fixed May 27 to hear a suit against the president over his victory in the 2019 election.

Chief Albert Ambrose Owuru, a former presidential candidate had instituted a suit challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term of office.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/480/21 Mr Owuru is asking the court to declare him the rightful winner of the election.

What happened in court

When the matter was called up, President Buhari who is the first defendant was absent in court and was not legally represented.

Justice Ekwo was informed that the president is yet to be served the hearing as stipulated by the law.

He, then, adjourned the matter for May 27 to enable the service of the hearing notice on the president.


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