Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has asked the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, to dismiss a suit seeking to bar him from vying for the presidency.
Atiku, who was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the last general election, maintained that the suit which was lodged against him by a group under the aegis of the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa, lacked merit.
In a 28-paragraphed counter-affidavit deposed on his behalf by one Nanchang Ndam, the former Vice President said the suit would only succeed in “wasting the judicial/precious time of the court.’’
Aside from Atiku, other Defendants in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/177, are the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Attorney-General of the Federation. (Vanguard)