Opposition parties have dragged President Buhari to a Federal High Court in Abuja, and according to them, President Buhari who is seeking reelection in 2019 should be declared unfit.
The National spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Imo Ugochinyere, described the move as a patriotic decision and further asked the court to compel President Buhari to undergo a compulsory medical examination which will be made public.
Speaking further at the press conference, the opposition parties who dragged President Buhari to court over his health status, said “the cabal” want the Nigerian President to be reelected to keep the Presidency hijacked and to rule for another four years.
The CUPP had before now petitioned the United Nations and the African Union Commission, over President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria. Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) and Coalition of pro-democracy groups in Nigeria in letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the chair of AUC, Moussa Faki, they sought the intervention of the two bodies in rebuking President Buhari.
“We humbly request the intervention of your good office in rebuking and seeking the reversal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s dictatorial ‘suspension’ of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria in stark contravention of the Nigerian constitution.”
“As it appears to every reasonable man, the suspension and replacement of Justice Walter Onnoghen is to activate a backdoor mechanism for successful rigging of the general elections in Nigeria by turning the judiciary into a rubber stamp to legitimise any rigging perpetrated, particularly with President Buhari’s cousin in the top hierarchy of the national electoral body.”
“Our plea is concise and definite, please stand with us and with the good people of Nigeria in the trying days ahead.” the letter read in part.