Voters seek removal of rep over alleged dual citizenship

NIGERIA-VOTEFIVE voters from Oyo Central Senatorial District of Oyo State have dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator representing them, Monsurat Sunmonu to the Federal High Court in Abuja for allegedly being a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

The voters sued the senator who is former Speaker of the state House of Assembly for themselves and on behalf of the electorate in the district.

Joined in the suit filed by Wahab Abiodun, Alhaji Bola Akinyemi, Chief Emmanuel Olajide, Chief Samuel Elegbede and Chief Thomas Ajao are the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The claimants are asking the court to declare that Senator Sunmonu lacked the requisite capacity to hold the office of a senator having voluntarily acquired the citizenship of United Kingdom against the letters and spirit of Section 66 (1) ( a) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Having sworn to an oath of allegiance to the UK government, they are praying the court to declare the office vacant for non-conformity with constitutional requirement and an order compelling INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to her.

Also included in the reliefs sought is an order of perpetual injunction restraining Sunmonu from parading herself as a senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial district.

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