All Clear For Jonathan To Seek Reelection As Supreme Court Dismisses Eligibility Suit

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The coast is now clear for President Jonathan to contest in the 2015 presidential elections as the Supreme Court has struck down a suit seeking to bar him from contesting in the February 14, 2015 Presidential election.

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Adamawa State, Dr. Umar Ardo, had earlier filed the suit seeking to contesting the President’s eligibility to seek re-election on the premise that he is constitutionally barred from doing so having taken the oath of office twice previously.

The five-member panel of justices of the court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, ruled that it could not deliberate on the suit noting that the substantive suit challenging Jonathan’s eligibility is ‎currently before an Abuja Division Court of Appeal.