A federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday struck out a suit challenging President Goodluck Jonathan’s eligibility to seek a second term in office.

The court also awarded N50,000 cost to Jonathan.

A PDP member, Cyriacus Njoku, had approached an Abuja High Court to stop Jonathan from contesting in the 2015 election.

Justice Mudashiru, now elevated to the court of appeal, who presided over the matter at the high court of the Federal Capital Territory, had dismissed the suit, saying the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain it.

After the case was dismissed, Njoku approached the Court of Appeal to challenge the decision of the lower court.


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