Stop Buhari, Security Agencies From Interfering With Elections Atiku Asks Court.
The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has seek from an FCT High Court for an order to stop President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies from alleged interfering with the general elections.
Atiku sought the order in a statement of defence he filed against a defamation suit issued him by the Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO).
In his counter-claim against the suit, Atiku sought an order of court ”mandating President Buhari and his agents including security operatives and officers to abide by the rule of law and the principle of separation of powers entrenched in the constitution and should not intervene in the forthcoming elections.”
Atiku, through his counsel, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN), challenged the competence of the suit and urged the court to grant an order mandating President Buhari to apologise to him for filing a defaming suit against him.
He said the N2 billon he requested for as damages should partly be given to IDP camps across the country and the rest be used in equipping libraries and information technology centres for all state Universities in Nigeria.
The case will come up for hearing on March 7.