March 22, 2019
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Re-election bid: Opposition parties want court to declare Buhari unfit

Opposition political parties under the auspices of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking that President Muhammadu Buhari be declared medically unfit to seek re-election during February 16 Presidential poll.

The first national spokesperson of CUPP, Ikenga Ugochinyere, who stated this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday said the coalition also sought an order directing Buhari to make public the result of his medical examination.

The CUPP described the step as a patriotic decision, saying re-electing the President would only empower cabal members who have hijacked the Presidency to rule for another four years as earlier alleged by the wife of the President.

He said, “We have come to the conclusion that re-electing Buhari will only empower members of the cabal that his wife admitted has hijacked his Presidency to rule us for another four years from the dark.

“In order to save this great nation from the disaster that will follow if President Buhari is in a rare happenstance re-elected, we the opposition political parties have, therefore, filed litigation in court seeking to declare him unfit to contest for 2019 election because of his mental instability.

“We are also seeking from the Court an Order disqualifying President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the election to the office President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and an injunction restraining INEC from
recognizing his candidacy.

“Nigerians will also be glad to know that to prove that we are on the right path, we are also asking the court to grant an order directing President Buhari to make public the results of the medical examination which we ask that he be subjected to so that no citizen will be in doubt that we are saving the country from calamity by taking these steps.”

The co-plaintiff and Presidential aspirant of National Interest Party (NIP) who is also a member of CUPP, Eunice Atuejide reiterated that all Presidential candidates are ready to disclose their certificate of medical fitness and challenge President Buhari to also do so.

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