Mostly sunny. Hot.

7 day
  • Tuesday 19-34°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Wednesday 20-33°c Partly cloudy. Hot. Partly cloudy. Hot.
    Thursday 20-34°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Friday 20-33°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Saturday 22-33°c Haze. Hot. Haze. Hot.
    Sunday 22-32°c More sun than clouds. Warm. More sun than clouds. Warm.
More News

Jonathan faces fresh eligibility suit

2015-02-19 13:31
Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan. (File: AFP)

Abuja - A fresh suit challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to seek for a re-election in the March 28 presidential poll has been filed before an Abuja High Court, reports ThisDay.

The plaintiffs, Prof. Tunde Samuel, Dr. Junaidu Mohammed, Rasak Adeogun and Yahaya Ezeemoo Ndu had earlier withdrew the suit before the Federal High Court.

In their originating summons filed through their counsel, Yusuf Ali (SAN), the plaintiffs insisted that Jonathan is not legally fit to contest the impending presidential election.

Also read: Jonathan eligible to contest in elections after court clears suit

The plaintiffs contended that allowing him to participate in the election would amount to giving him the opportunity to spend more than eight years in office, contrary to the provision of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The trial judge, Justice Ishak Bello, has fixed February 22 for hearing.

Read more at ThisDay.

Read more on: 2015 elections

Read more on: goodluck ­jonathan  |  abuja  |  2015 elections

More In This Category
Lasun emerges new Deputy Speaker

Hon Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker of the 8th Assembly..

APC rejects Saraki, Dogara

The All Progressives Congress has rejected the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.

El-Rufai downsizes ministries from 19 to 13

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reduced the number of ministries in the state from 19 to 13 for effective service delivery.

Political thugs disrupt Katsina Assembly inauguration

Political thugs are alleged to have disrupted the 8th Katsina State House Assembly inauguration proceedings.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |   PriceCheck  |   Careers24