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.
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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.
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