President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal assistant on social media, Lauretta Onochie, reacted to the call of the Hope Democratic Party, HDP, to stop the inauguration of the president on May 29.
Latestalert recalls that the HDP had appealed to the presidential election court to limit President Muhammadu Buhari from its inauguration on May 29th.
On May 30, 2019, HDP filed an appeal in a motion filed with the court that is also seeking an injunction preventing the President of Nigeria’s Supreme Court from declaring, administering the office oath and oath of allegiance to the president.
In a motion on the notification made available to journalists on Tuesday, the party presented the motion for 6 reasons under section 1, paragraph 2 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended and under the jurisdiction of the court.
The petitioners said, “The law is settled that once the question of the validity of election of any person is challenged as to whether he is validly elected or not, that person is not competent to take office or assume the seat of power.
“The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria prohibits and forbids that Nigeria or any part thereof be governed or taken over by any person or group of persons except in accordance with the provisions of the constitution”.
But reacting, Onochie, in a tweet on Wednesday morning wrote: “Tribunal Asked To Stop @MBuhari’s Inauguration– @channelstv.
“Me: So they finally head for the court after obtaining a post dated injunction to stop the people’s will on May 29th without a case in court; Laughable.
“Yes we know How? #HandOfEsau but the #VoiceOfJacob, JOKERS!”