The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has approached the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, asking it to sack Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State from office.
PDP, in the suit, maintained that Governor Buni acted in breach of Sections 183 and 187 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended when he accepted an appointment as Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Aside from PDP, also cited as 2nd and 3rd Plaintiffs that are behind the suit are its governorship and deputy governorship candidates in the State.
Governor Buni and the Yobe State deputy governor, Idi Gubana, the APC, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were sued as the defendants in the suit.
However, No date has been fixed for the matter to be heard.
The governor was appointed the chairman of the APC’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) in June 2020 following the crisis that led to the exit of the party’s former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.