ELIGIBILITY SUIT: COURT STRIKE OUT CASE AGAINST BUHARI

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Two out of three pending suits challenging the eligibility of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to contest in the March 28, 2015, presidential election have been withdrawn IA reports.

 

Justice Adeniyi Ademola who is presiding over the matters at the Federal High Court in Abuja struck out the matter after the two plaintiffs indicated their intention to withdraw the suits on Wednesday.

 

Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) who is representing one of the plaintiffs told the judge on Wednesday that his client decided to withdraw his suit to afford the incoming government time to focus on the “enormous task” of governance.

 

When the second case which was filed by Max Ozoaka was called, his lawyer, Dr. Chike Amobi, also adduced similar grounds for withdrawing the suit.

 

With the Wednesday’s development, the remaining pending eligibility suit against Buhari is the one filed by Ayakeme Whiskey (FHC/ABJ/CS/68/15).

 

No date has been fixed for the hearing in the pending suit.

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