A lawsuit filed by Chukwudiake Okafor and Donald Daunamigba seeking the disqualification of Muhammad Buhari the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been adjourned till April 22 and 23rd 2015 for further hearing. The decision if the judge is seen as a move to put an end to the case since it is technically adjourned till after the Presidential Election scheduled for March 28.
The case which was adjourned for hearing for today had generated apprehension around the country but at today’s resumed hearing, Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed applications brought by two persons seeking to join the lawsuit, after rejecting their applications the judge stated that he will listen to counsel to the plaintiffs to determine the legitimacy of the lawsuit. He also sated that related cases concerning election matters before his court will be adjourned until April
The eligibility lawsuit is one of the myriads of cases instituted by loyalists of President Goodluck Jonathan to disqualify his opponent, Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election. There are still at least eight lawsuits pending against Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) all of them aimed at scuttling the Nigerian general elections.