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Court delivers final judgement on suit seeking third-term for Buhari

Charles Enya, Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who filed a lawsuit requesting a constitutional amendment to allow President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors to seek a third-term, withdrew the issue.

He said the withdrawal should allow for further consultations.

Latest Nigeria News reports that Enya in a suit no. FHC/AI/CS/90/19, had addressed the Federal High Court of Abakiliki requesting the modification of sections 137(1)(b) and 182(1)(b) of the Nigerian constitution to allow a third term for President and Governors of the state.

The counsel to the applicant, Iheanachor Agboti, told the court that he would withdraw the complaint following the instructions of his client, Enya..

“I have the instruction of my Client to withdraw the suit so as to allow further consultation”, he told the Court.

Ruling on the application, the presiding judge, Justice Akintayo Aluko, granted the application and therefore struck out the suit.

“Upon the application of the learned counsel for the applicant for the withdrawal of this suit, I say may the case be struck out”, Justice Aluko ruled.

Recall that the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a press statement, threatened legal action against Enya.

“The president said history would not be fair to members if the APC collapses after his second term. What better proof is required of the President’s resolve to abide by the constitution on term limit?

“The Party is, however, by this statement sending a strong signal to such other busybodies like Charles Enya who may be contemplating testing the resolve of our government on our mission to work for the best for our country to be ready to face the law.”