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Jonathan eligible to contest in elections after court clears suit

2015-02-11 17:21
Nigeria's President and candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan speaks with his running mate and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Kano, Northern Nigeria, on January 21, 2015 . The February 14 vote is expected t ~ AMINU ABUBAKAR

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has been given the clear heads to contest in the upcoming elections after the Federal High Court dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify him, PremiumTimes reported.

The suit was lodged due to Jonathan contesting for presidency for the second time and was constitutionally ineligible to contest after taking oath twice according to the suit.

Also read: Former militants join Jonathan for election rally

Jonathan has taken office in 2010 and again 2011 when he won the elections.

The high court had dismissed the suit against him and awarded him N50000.

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