Nigeria: Court strikes out eligibility suits against President-elect

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday struck out two suits on the eligibility of President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to stand for the March 28, 2015 election, which he won.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola struck out the suits after the plaintiffs indicated their intention to discontinue with the suit.

The counsel to one of the plaintiffs, Chief Mike Ozekhome, said his client decided to withdraw his suit to afford the incoming government time to focus on the “enormous task” of governance.

The court also struck out the second case filed by Max Ozoaka for similar reasons.

Ozoaka’s lawyer, Dr. Chike Amobi, told the Judge that his client was no longer interested in pursuing the matter.

The only eligibility suit pending is the one filed by Ayakeme Whiskey.