The Peoples Democratic Party is seeking the removal of the governor of Yobe state who is also the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress.
The PDP is asking the Federal High Court to declare that Mai Mala Buni contravened provisions of Section 108 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As amended), by retaining his seat as Yobe State governor while presiding over the affairs of the APC as chairman.
The PDP suit has Amb. Umar Damagun and Baba Abba Aji listed as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Plaintiffs, while Buni, Idi Gubana, the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission, and were listed as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Respondents respectively.
The Punch reports that the plaintiffs are asking the Court to determine whether Mai Mala Buni had not breached Section 183 of the Nigerian constitution when he accepted APC’s appointment as Chairman Caretaker Committee and proceeded to occupy the office while still the Governor of Yobe State.
They also asked the Court to determine whether Buni had not ceased to hold the office of the Governor of Yobe State going by the provision of Section 183 of the constitution.
The PDP sought the court to declare that Buni has breached the said provision and ceases to hold office as Yobe State Governor.
They also asked the Court to declare that Buni has ceased to be the Governor of Yobe State based on the Supreme Court judgment in SC/448/2021 between Eyitayo Jegede and Another V. INEC.