By Christian George
The plaintiffs seeking the elongation of former president Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure have abandoned the suit despite the pending determination of petitions before a Presidential Election Petition.
This was made known on Friday by Justice Inyang Ekwo in a ruling on the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/656/23 filed by Justice Initiative for the Disadvantage and Oppressed Persons and Lawman Nzenwa, 1st and 2nd plaintiffs in the matter.
According to Daily Post, Justice Ekwo, who observed that the applicants were not in court on the last adjourned date, said he had made an order directing the plaintiffs to be served with hearing notice for today’s proceeding.
The judge said that he had mandated the plaintiffs to be called on phone as well as messaged via text.
He expressed disappointment as neither the plaintiffs nor their lawyer appeared in court.
He opined that what the plaintiffs and their counsel seek are unconstitutional which would not be granted.
“It seems the plaintiffs and their lawyer have run away; they have abandoned their case,” he said.
He, however, dismissed the suit as plaintiffs failed to appear in court and he cannot make an order in their absence.