A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has granted an order of mandamus forcing the National Assembly to begin impeachment process against President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged constitutional breaches.
Justice Maureen Onyetenu gave the ex parte order on Wednesday while ruling on a motion filed by the Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association, Ilesa branch, Mr. Kanmi Ajibola; and a human rights activist, Mr. Suleiman Adeniyi, Punch writes.
The activists had, about three months ago, written to the Senate and the House of Representatives to begin impeachment process against the President, based on the continuous killings and spending on fighter jets without lawmakers’ approval.
Following the developments, the duo approached the court seeking an order to compel the National Assembly to begin the process following their refusal to impeach Buhari based on the activists’ letters.
They queried why Buhari, who did not possess a certificate to be qualified as a President, would not be impeached based on this and other alleged impeachable offences.
The judge, in her ruling, granted the leave to compel the National Assembly to commence impeachment process against the President.
It remains to be seen however how the ruling would be adhered to given the divisiveness in the national assembly.