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Court strikes out Buhari’s certificate suit

30 June 2016, 17:21

Abuja - An Abuja Federal High Court has struck out suite against President  Muhammadu Buhari’s candidature in the 2015 election over academic qualification, reports Nigerian Eye.

Delivering a ruling on Thursday, Justice Adeniyi Ademola said his order followed a motion for discontinuance filed by His order followed a motion for discontinuance filed by the applicant, Nnamdi Nwokocha- AhaaiweNwokocha- Ahaaiwe.

Justice Ademola had  on June 16 adjourned the case indefinitely.

He had said that the case was being adjourned indefinitely following a notice of appeal filed by the President.

Also read: Jonathan's aide insists Buhari has no certificate

Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had in February 2015 filed a suit challenging the competence of Buhari to stand election into the office of President of Nigeria when he lacks the basic educational qualifications set out in the Constitution.

According to News 24, he prayed the court to among others declare that Buhari is unqualified to aspire to the position of President because he did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC), in 1961 as he claimed.

He also wants the court to order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Buhari and issue a fresh one to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan who came second in the 2015 presidential election.

- News 24


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