A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by five residents of the federal capital territory, who sought to stop the inauguration of Bola Tinubu as president.
Five residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) had sued the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) over the inauguration of Bola Tinubu as the nation’s president.
Tinubu, the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared the February 25 presidential poll winner with 8,794,726 votes.
However, the plaintiffs aver that Tinubu failed to secure at least 25 percent of votes cast in the FCT.
The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/578/2023 was filed before the federal high court in Abuja on April 28.
The plaintiffs — Anyaegbunam Okoye, David Adzer, Jeffrey Ucheh Osang Paul and Chibuike Nwanchukwu — sued for themselves and on behalf of other residents and registered voters in the FCT.
In a ruling on Tuesday, Inyang Ekwo, the presiding judge, ordered the lawyer representing the five residents to pay the sum of N10 million each to the attorney-general of the federation and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
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