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Court dismisses suit seeking to nullify Buhari’s re-election

An FCT High Court in Jabi yesterday dismissed a suit seeking to nullify President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.

The presiding judge, Justice Danlami Senchi, held that the suit was an abuse of court process, adding that the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain it.

“I, hereby, decline to entertain the suit on the ground of jurisdiction. The suit is, therefore, dismissed for lack of jurisdiction,” he held.

The judge also awarded a cost of N2million to the defendants payable by the plaintiffs and their counsel within 14 days, starting from yesterday.

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Earlier in the ruling, Justice Senchi held that the plaintiffs were absent in court yesterday just as they did on the last sitting day on May 17 despite the fact that hearing notices were served on them.

The suit was filed by one Ozuzu Chidera Theodora and three others. They asked for an order of the court to nullify President Buhari’s nomination as the APC Presidential candidate in the February 23 presidential election, arguing that his nomination was illegal, unlawful and lacking in due process.

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