The National Industrial Court (NIC), has struck out the suit filed by the Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi challenging his suspension as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by President Goodluck Jonathan.
However, the matter which the suit sought to deal remains hanging and not completely resolved as the National Industrial Court adjourned till November 7, 2014 for the hearing of motion on notice for stay of execution of the judgment delivered by Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the federal high court.
At the resumed hearing of the matter Friday , Sanusi’s lead counsel, Kola Awodein (SAN), informed the court thus: “We have filed a notice of discontinuance of this suit and we have served same on the respondents”.
Mathew Edum who appeared for President Goodluck Jonathan did not object told the application to discontinue the suit.
Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) counsel to the 2nd defendant the Attorney General of the Federation also did not oppose the plaintiff’s application for withdrawal of the suit.
He however asked for adjournment to enable him consult with his client on his pending motion on notice for stay of execution of the federal high court judgment.
Ozekhome also told the court that he had a pending appeal at the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division distinct from the plaintiff’s appeal in same court that arose from the suit.