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WAEC Certificate Saga: Why Court Struck Out Suit Against Buhari

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ustice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, struck out the suit querying the educational qualification of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Justice Adeniyi threw out the case following a ‘notice of discontinuance’ by the plaintiff, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe who declared his intention to withdraw the suit, though he failed to adduce any reason behind the decision.

At the resumed sitting on the matter, Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe declared his intention to withdraw the suit, though he failed to adduce any reason behind the decision.

The trial court had earlier okayed indefinite adjournment of the case owing to an appeal President Buhari lodged before the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on June 15.

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Meantime, in view of the application by the plaintiff, Justice Adeniyi, in a bench ruling, placed reliance on Order 50(2) of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules and terminated further hearing on the matter.

Cited as defendants in the suit which was initiated before the 2015 presidential election, were the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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