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Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by modath(f): 11:12am On Apr 22, 2015
Plaintiff withdraws suit.



http://www.punchng.com/news/plaintiffs-withdraw-eligibility-suit-against-buhari/

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eligibility of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to contest in the March 28, 2015, presidential election have been withdrawn.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola who is presiding over the matters at the Federal High Court in Abuja subsequently struck out the matter after the 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).

As of the time of filing this story, no date has been fixed for the hearing in the pending suit.

Buhari, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, was on April 1 declared winner of the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The plaintiffs had filed the suits challenging Buhari’s eligibility, asking the court to declare him ineligible to contest in the election on the basis of his alleged failure to submit his certificate of academic qualifications along with his Form CF001 to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The plaintiffs claim that Buhari’s failure to submit his certificate of academic qualifications contravened provisions of sections 131 and 318 of the 1999 Constitution and section 31(3) of the Electoral Act, 2010.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by PassingShot(m): 11:13am On Apr 22, 2015
We said it that it was an exercise in futility.

How could someone who rose to become a Major General in the Nigerian Army be said not to be qualified for an office which requires only the primary school certificate?

Next news please!

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by Ozigbondu(m): 11:13am On Apr 22, 2015
This is a very good move.lt will ensure that the incoming government has no distraction.GEJ is not going to the tribunal to challenge the result and the eligibity case has been withdrawn.Their is no immediate security challenges unlike in 2011 where the incoming govt had to battle with post election violence and most towns captured by bokoharam has been recaptured.

lf this government fails it cannot and will not be attributed to outside distraction and it will be clear that we have entered a one chance bus driven by baba one chance.





quote me not

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by modath(f): 11:14am On Apr 22, 2015
The suit along with the YDP debacle were meant to destroy the General's momentum and also erode his goodwill,but since all attempts to discredit baba failed, what's the point of perpetuating an "unwinnable" war?.

Jona knows all he has now is his "hero" title and that he will hang onto for dear life.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by yemaldo(m): 11:16am On Apr 22, 2015
. cheesy effort in futility,Dem wan win before? undecided

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by Oklander: 11:17am On Apr 22, 2015
The Judge who adjourned the case till after the election applied wisdom.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by sammyj: 11:18am On Apr 22, 2015
They would have gone ahead chasing wild goose, jobless people sponsored by the opposition party !!!! grin grin

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by AhmedMustapha(m): 11:19am On Apr 22, 2015
The case was as good as dead

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by OrlandoOwoh(m): 11:22am On Apr 22, 2015
I pity Mike Ozekhome, councel to the plaintiff. PDP always use him to do mischief jobs. He is the same lawyer defending Farouk Lawan.
Sai Buhari.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by Realdeals(m): 11:24am On Apr 22, 2015
Let them go and sit down

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by PhockPhockMan: 11:25am On Apr 22, 2015
Why won't they withdraw from the case when they've been promised contracts and political posts?

Na naija we dey.




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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by Tvegas(m): 11:25am On Apr 22, 2015
....There is no fund to prosecute the case further abi?
....This is the time to conserve the remaining stolen funds because the next 4 years will be dry......We all knew they were just wasting their time. Buhari himself told them to carry mattress, head to court and Remain there. grin grin grin

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by theV0ice: 11:26am On Apr 22, 2015
Let the tears begin......

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by imbless: 11:26am On Apr 22, 2015
Well that is naija for u ,I know that this case will end like this.
But did GMB really provide his missing certificate?, even the nigerian military denied it.
This means that GEJ is really going back to otueke.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by TheOtherview: 11:30am On Apr 22, 2015
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.

^^^So after all that huffing and puffing by the ruling party, with a legion of TANoids running amok on NL, we are now told there is no will to prosecute a case? If this volte-face does not signal the lack of a veritable and worthy cause to begin with, I really don't know what does.

Talk about going up the creek without a paddle cool

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by mcquin(m): 11:31am On Apr 22, 2015
"Let them go to court and stay in court"
Who made this statement?

A. Executive President General Mohammadu Buhari.

B. Ebele Goodluck Nnamdi Azikiwe Ironsi Jonathan.

C. President Patience Jonathan.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by Volksfuhrer(m): 11:32am On Apr 22, 2015
The suit should have been withdrawn before elections.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by Nobody: 11:33am On Apr 22, 2015
Sai Buhari grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy


cc: lalasticlala

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by modath(f): 11:34am On Apr 22, 2015
Volksfuhrer:
The suit should have been withdrawn before elections.

They never banked on the rigging and dollarisation falling like a pack of cards.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by omolami: 11:41am On Apr 22, 2015
All hail our Hero; Jonathan who continue to save nigerians from bloodshead. If d court had pronounced buhari guilty the same faith that Jonathan avoided by conceding defeat could have played out again. It is fact that APC supporters are Almajiris, urchins and buchers looking for who to kill. Jonathan is noble and peaceful he went further by withdrawing the suit. What a great mind and a hero of our time. God bless Jonathan and family.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by Montaque(m): 11:43am On Apr 22, 2015
I need say that the reason for the withdrawal has patriotism in it.
Let's allow this country work

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by TheOtherview: 11:44am On Apr 22, 2015
omolami:
All hail our Hero; Jonathan who continue to save nigerians from bloodshead. If d court had pronounced buhari guilty the same faith that Jonathan avoided by conceding defeat could have played out again. It is fact that APC supporters are Almajiris, urchins and buchers looking for who to kill. Jonathan is noble and peaceful he went further by withdrawing the suit. What a great mind and a hero of our time. God bless Jonathan and family.


^^^#ArrantNonsense

Any suggestion that Jonathan was some kind of hero is akin to saying a snake has shoulders.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by Built2last: 11:48am On Apr 22, 2015
gbam

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by stonemind(m): 11:48am On Apr 22, 2015
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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by Nobody: 11:49am On Apr 22, 2015
I laugh. So all of a sudden, he is now qualified? Oh Politics! A dreary game of thrones.

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Re: Buhari Eligibility Suit Withdrawn. 22/04/2015 by superior1: 11:49am On Apr 22, 2015
omolami:
All hail our Hero; Jonathan who continue to save nigerians from bloodshead. If d court had pronounced buhari guilty the same faith that Jonathan avoided by conceding defeat could have played out again. It is fact that APC supporters are Almajiris, urchins and buchers looking for who to kill. Jonathan is noble and peaceful he went further by withdrawing the suit. What a great mind and a hero of our time. God bless Jonathan and family.

And by this, you admitted it was Jonathan that instigated these ridiculous cases, indirectly of course

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