A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday struck out a legal action seeking the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari from office as president of Nigeria following his alleged non possession of the basic academic qualification for contesting in the 2015 presidential elections.

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Justice Adeniyi Ademola struck out the suit following a notice of discontinuance filed by the plaintiff, Nnamdi Nwokocha – Ahaiwe.

Justice Ademola however did not award cost against the plaintiff for dragging the president before the court.

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Justice Ademola had reserved yesterday for ruling on an application asking the court to stay execution of a ruling it earlier granted against the president

When the matter was mentioned yesterday, counsel to the plaintiff Chikordi Okeorji, informed the court that the plaintiff had filed a notice of discontinuance pursuant to order 50 rule 2 (1) of the Federal High Court Rules. The notice of discontinuance was filed on 27th June, 2016.

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