Court Fixes Date To Hear Suit Challenging Atiku’s Citizenship

Court Fixes Date To Hear Suit Challenging Atiku’s Citizenship
Atiku Abubakar

A Federal High Court, Abuja has scheduled hearing for September 27 in the suit challenging the citizenship status of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Justice Inyang Ekwo chose the day on Thursday after lawyer to the plaintiff; Akinola Oladimeji said he was unable to proceed.

Recall that Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa, the plaintiff, had filed a suit in 2019, challenging Abubakar’s eligibility to contest for president.

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However, the case was called on Thursday, Akinola Oladimeji, the plaintiff’s counsel, told the court that he was not prepared to go on with the matter because he only discovered on Wednesday that it was slated for hearing.

Justice Inyang, however, stated that he was not happy that the date he gave for hearing had become a subject of controversy.

He adjourned the matter until September 27 and warned the plaintiff that it would be the last adjournment for his client.

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