Muhammadu Buhari Presidential candidate’s eligibility suit set for March 23

Federal High Court in Abuja has pencilled March 23 to
rule whether or not it has jurisdiction to hear the suit
against Muhammadu Buhari, challenging his eligibility
to contest in the 2015 general elections.

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Federal High Court in Abuja has pencilled March 23 to
rule whether or not it has jurisdiction to hear the suit
filed by Chukwuwike Okafor and Donald Daunamigba,
who are challenging the eligibility of retired General
Muhammadu Buhari to contest in the 2015 general
elections.
Justice Adeniyi Ademola would also rule on a request
by the plaintiff to merge all the applications in the
lawsuit
At the resumed hearing of two suits filed by
Chukwunweike Okafor and Donald Daunamigba, their
lawyer Mike Ozekhome (SAN) told the court that he had
received a number of preliminary objections and
applications for joinder in the suit
He, however, asked the court for accelerated hearing in
view of the fact that the general elections are barely a
week away.
But lawyer to the All Progressive Congress (APC), Wole
Olanipekun (SAN) and that of retired General
Muhammadu Buhari, Lateef Fagbemi were quick to
reject the application.
According to them, there are conditions precedent to
the hearing and determination of a suit, arguing that it
is not a must in law that a pre-election matter must be
determined before the said election.
After listening to all parties, Justice Adeniyi Ademola
adjourned to March 23 to rule on the application.

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