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Human right group want FEC to declare Buhari unfit

A suit has been seeking for an order of the court to compel the Federal Executive Council to declare President Muhammadu Buhari unfit to continue to hold office has be filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The suit was file alongside another mandating the National Assembly to constitute a medical panel to verify the President’s fitness.
The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/671/2017, was filed on Thursday by the incorporated trustees of a civil society group, Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International.
Joined as respondents to the suit are the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the Executive Council of the Federation (otherwise known as the Federal Executive Council), the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the National Assembly.
This development was coming on heels of an earlier suit filed on June 28, by a United States based Nigerian indentified as Toyin Dawodu, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/508/2017, asking the court to compel Saraki to constitute the medical panel on Buhari’s health status.
It was gathered that Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, had also filed an ex parte application seeking a mandatory leave (permission) of the court to commence the main action under the judicial review procedure of the Federal High Court.
Judicial authorities say If granted the leave to commence the suit, the plaintiff, by virtue of the adopted procedure, will be seeking a judicial review of whether or not the four respondents to the suit – Osinbajo, the FEC , the AGF, and the National Assembly, had failed to perform their constitutional mandate and obligation under section 144(1)(a) and (b) of the 1999 Constitution in relation to Buhari’s health status.
They will be seeking an order of mandamus compelling the Federal Executive Council to pass the resolution declaring Buhari “incapable of discharging the functions of his office.”

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