An Abuja High Court, on Monday, strike out a suit seeking to challenge former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s eligibility to vie for the office of the President.

An Abuja High Court, on Monday, strike out a suit seeking to challenge former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s eligibility to vie for the office of the President.

Justice Inyang Ekwo in his verdict dismissed the suit on the grounds that the plaintiff that instituted the case lacked the locus standi (legal right) to do so.

Justice Ekwo also described the plaintiff as “busy body and meddlesome interloper.”

It would be recalled that a group, an Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA), in a suit had sued Atiku, PDP, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and Attorney General of the Federation as 1st to 4th respondents.

The EMA is challenging Atiku’s eligibility to contest for presidency on the grounds that he was not a Nigerian citizen by birth.

The group asked the Court to hold, among others, that considering the provisions of Sections 25 and 131 of the constitution and the circumstances surrounding the former vice president’s birth, he cannot contest for the top office.