The court set aside the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which declared Senator David Umaru, ex-Chairman, Senate Committee Chairman on Justice, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who won the election.
The president when he sought for the office in 2015 had promised to abolish the first lady's office because it is unknown to the Nigerian Constitution. He is yet to do so even as at press time.
The opposition candidate who is at the presidential election tribunal is claiming to have won the election based on results allegedly obtained from the electronic servers of the electoral commission.
But on Wednesday, June 12, both the past democratic and military leaders, including Mr Gowon who attended the president's oath-taking ceremony, stayed away from the celebration.
Mr Ekweremadu who did not indicate interest to aspire for the position until few hours to the election of principal officers at the National Assembly was nominated by his colleagues at the red chamber.
Her replacement, Mr Garba, who hails from Zamfara State, was until his appointment to the Court of Appeal, the Chief Judge of the Zamfara State High Court.
Accepting his resignation on Sunday, the president thanked Onnoghen for his service to the country and wished him well.
The court adjourned sitting to June 13.
Mr Buhari whose administration has vowed to rid the country of corrupt elements told the lawmaker to withdraw and endorse the candidacy of Ahmed Lawan.
Also suspended from operation is Ray Power FM radio station.