A lawyer and medical practitioner, John Larry Ojukoko and Dr Ejiro Imuere, have reportedly filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Warri, Delta State, seeking an order of mandamus compelling Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to set up a medical panel to ascertain the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, and impeach him if he is deemed unfit.
Joined in the suit are Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
“Whether or not by the combined effect of sections 144 (1) and (2) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, impose a duty on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants to verify the medical fitness of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where exist a clear evidence that the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over a period of time is incapable of performing his constitutional duty due to ill health.
“Whether or not by the combined effect of the provisions of section 14 (2) (b), section 143 (1), (2) (11) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended vis a vis the incessant killings and wanton destruction of properties by group identified as herdsmen with no visible and decisive move to end same by the 1st defendant amount to “gross misconduct on the part of 1st defendant.
Upon the determination of the above three questions, the plaintiffs’ claim against the defendants jointly and/or severally are as follows:
“A Declaration that the combined effect of sections 144 (1) and (2) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, impose a duty on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants to verify the medical state of the 1st Defendant to ascertain whether he is capable of performing his constitutional duty as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“A Declaration that lopsided recruitment of 479 cadet officers into the Department of State Service contravenes Section 14(3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“A Declaration that, the non -adherence to Sections 14 (2) (b) and (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended the 1st Defendant, has failed in his constitutional duties and his oaths of allegiance.
“An Order of Mandamus compelling the 2nd and 3rd defendants to set up a medical panel to examine the medical fitness of 1st defendant to discharge the function of the office of President.
“An Order of Mandamus compelling the National Assembly to set in motion the provision of Section 143 of the 1999 Constitution.
No date has been fixed for hearing of the suit.
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