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The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday slammed a fine of N40 million on Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru, a former Presidential candidate, for filing a frivolous suit seeking to stop the May 29 inauguration of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Informant247 gathered that the appellate court ordered the politician to pay the fine of N10 million each to President Muhammadu Buhari, Attorney General of the Federation AGF, Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, and Tinubu whom he made 1st to 4th defendants in the issue.

Justice Jamil Tukur, who read the lead judgment of the three-man panel of the court, held that Owuru embarked on gross abuse of the court process by filing a frivolous, vexatious and irritating suit to provoke the respondents.

The Court also held that Owuru’s grievances against the 2019 presidential election was not only strange but uncalled for, saying the grievances had been pursued up to Supreme Court and was dismissed for want of merit, while adding that the action of Owuru to resuscitate the case that died since 2019 at the Supreme Court was aimed at making the lower courts to go on a collision course with the supremacy of the apex court.

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