Abuja - The suits challenging the eligibility of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to contest in the March 28, 2015, presidential election have been withdrawn, Punch reports.
The plaintiffs told the the presiding judge Justice Adeniyi Ademola at the Federal High Court in Abuja that they would like to withdraw the suits on Wednesday.
Mike Ozekhome (SAN) who is representing one of the plaintiffs, told the judge that the suit was withdrawn to afford the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari time to focus on national issues and not be distracted.
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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.
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