A legal practitioner, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, has filed a notice to discontinue the suit he instituted seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for lack of certificate.
Mr. Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had in the case before a Federal High Court in Abuja, alleged that President Buhari was not qualified to aspire for the office of Nigerian President because he did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961 as he claimed.
The notice reads
“Take note that the plaintiff in this originating summons, Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, hereby discontinues this action.
Trial judge, Justice Ademola Adeniyi is expected to accordingly strike out the case.”
Though Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe did not give any reason for withdrawing the case from court, THISDAY reports that it might not be unconnected with alleged threats to his life and members of his family.
Mr. Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had in and interview with the Newspaper last month, alleged that there were some subtle threats on him to withdraw the case from court.
“Of course, I am concerned and my family and friends are too; I am not naïve and some subtle threats have already been made. For now it is small comfort that if anything happens to me, even if disguised as an accident or anything, Nigerians will know exactly who is responsible.
“In any case, it was Professor Wole Soyinka, I think, who once said in one of his books that ‘The Man Dies in Him Who Keeps Quiet in The Face of Tyranny’ or something of the sort. Speaking of which, I am amazed at the conspiracy of silence by Nigerians. It is astounding is it not, that in the light of this very apparent rape of our constitution, laws, indeed the very essence of our democracy, all of our civil society advocates and activists have gone deaf and dumb in the face of tyranny,” he had said.