Court to hear ‘violation’ of CCB rules against INEC president


The Chief Justice of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice John Tsoho, has decided to hear the case against the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, for alleged violation of the rules of the Bureau of the code of conduct, CCB.

The case is expected to go to court on Monday, September 26, 2022.

Already, notices of hearing have been sent to all parties involved.

Professor Yakubu and the CCB were dragged before the court, in case no. FHC/ABJ/CS/33/2021, on his declaration of assets.

The plaintiff in the suit, the Hon. Emmanuel Agonsi, seeks an order of mandamus directing and compelling the 1st defendant (CCB) either through his staff, officers, minions, servants or otherwise described to issue, comply with and/or make available to the plaintiff or his minions or lawyer, information and details on the asset declaration forms of the 2nd Respondent (Prof. Yakubu) and his unmarried adult children retained by the 1st Respondent, as requested in the Applicant’s letter of December 17, 2020; as well as to accept payment of the appropriate fees from the applicant immediately.

Plaintiff, through his attorney, Solomon Okon Apke, Esq., also applied to the court for an order of mandamus directing the 1st defendant, either by himself or by an officer, staff member or agent , to immediately produce for the consideration of this Honorable Court certified copies of the asset declaration forms of the 2nd defendant and his unmarried adult children submitted to the 1st defendant for the period 2007 – 2012 and 2015 – 2020 and all others declared later.

The Plaintiff in the lawsuit also seeks the following remedies: A statement that the 1st Defendant has a legal and public duty to provide the Plaintiff with information and details regarding the 2nd Defendant as set out in the applicant dated December 17, 2020.

A statement that 1st Respondent’s refusal or failure to respond to or comply with Plaintiff’s request as contained in its letter dated December 17, 2020 constitutes a refusal/breach of legal and/or public duty of 1st defendant towards the plaintiff and is therefore unlawful, illegal, abuse of power, abuse of power and ultra vires.


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