The Action Alliance (AA) has demanded a speedy hearing of its cases filed against the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, by the Federal High Court, Abuja.
In a statement signed in Abuja, by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Rev. Dennis Iheanyichukwu Ubani, the party urged the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to give the party right to a fair hearing.
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The statement read; “Recent events in the portals of the Federal High Court, Abuja have led us to the inevitable conclusion that…the pre-election cases of Action Alliance filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja to ensure the disqualification of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a Presidential Candidate of the APC will never be heard until the effluxion of the time within which the matters ought to be determined.
“By Section 285 (9) of the 1999 Constitution, pre-election cases must be filed within 14 days of the happening of the event and determined within 180 days of the filing.
“The clear implication of this is that by the 15th day of December 2022 the court would have lost the requisite jurisdiction to hear the matters and the cases would be struck out without a determination on the merits.”
“We want to assure Nigerians that our avowed determination to enthrone a new Nigeria cannot be diminished by the Political chicanery of anti-people agents.
“We are thus determined to ensure that we are not going to sheath our swords until the victory for Nigerians is attained. In this historic war for the birth of a new Nigeria, we call on the Judicature to stand on the side of justice.”