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Breach of 1999 Constitution: Sack Yobe Governor Buni now, PDP urges court

…accepting to serve as the National Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress is a violation of the constitution

Buni
“PDP insisted that the Constitution bars
a sitting governor from holding two offices simultaneously”
“The plaintiffs want the State Chief Judge to immediately swear in Damagum and Aji as Governor and Deputy Governor of Yobe State being candidates of the party (PDP) which came second in the 2019 governorship election in the state”
The battle for the removal of Yobe  Governor, Mai Buni, from office has shifted to the law courts as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a suit asking for his sack.
The PDP in the suit dated and filed August 12 alleged that Buni has violated Section 183 of the 1999 Constitution for accepting as a governor to serve as the National Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It insisted that the Constitution bars
a sitting governor from holding two offices simultaneously.

Persecondnews reports that plaintiffs in the suit include Umar Damagum and Baba Aji filed on their behalf by Mr Emeka Etiaba (SAN).

According to the plaintiffs, Buni ceases to be a governor the moment he accepted to act as APC Caretaker Committee Chairman.

The plaintiffs are, therefore, asking for an order of court directing the Yobe State Chief Judge or any other senior person next to the Chief Judge to immediately swear in Damagum and Aji as Governor and Deputy Governor of Yobe State being candidates of the party which came second in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
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