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Court adjourns suit seeking to compel ex-Chief of Air Staff, Saddique to join Bauchi guber race

Justice Kunaza Hamidu of the Bauchi Excessive Court docket, on Tuesday, adjourned listening to in a swimsuit introduced earlier than the court docket towards the fast previous Chief of Air Employees (CAS), Air Marshal Abubaka Saddique, to February 22.

The swimsuit, marked BA/81m/22, was filed towards the previous Air Chief by Danlami Takko and 25 others, in search of an order of the court docket to compel the defendant/respondent to contest for 2023 gubernatorial election in Bauchi State.

Counsel for the plaintiffs, Barrister Usman Darazo, urged the court docket to compel Air Marshal Saddique to make public his intention to run or not run for the place of governor of Bauchi State within the 2023 normal election inside 30 days.

In line with him, the plaintiffs needed good governance in Bauchi State and as such recognized the previous Chief of Air Employees as one of many indigenes of the state greatest suited to occupy the workplace of the governor.

This, he mentioned, was primarily based on Saddique’s quite a few achievements whereas in workplace because the nation’s air chief.

“Despite calls from many quarters within the state for the respondent, who can be the Ambassador-Designate of Nigeria to Chad, to declare his intention to run, he has not answered, thereby, maintaining everybody guessing.’’

Whereas urging the court docket to compel the respondent to declare his intention, Darazo submitted that the court docket had the facility below Part 6 (6) Paragraph B of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

Counsel for the respondent, Idris Jibo, whereas responding, mentioned he wanted time to file the respondent’s response to the method and sought an adjournment to allow him accomplish that, including that the curiosity of his shopper needed to be thought of as properly.

Having listened to each events, Justice Hamidu adjourned the case to February 22 to listen to the movement on discover. Supply: DailyPost

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