Court strikes out certificate suit against Buhari




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ABUJA – A Federal Court has dismissed two suits seeking the disqualification of Muhammadu Buhari from the March 28 presidential .
Justice Adeniyi Ademola of Federal Court, Abuja, struck the two suits Wednesday.
There has been controversy over the academic qualification of Mr. Buhari for the which he eventually won.
Supporters of the ruling , PDP, said Mr. Buhari did not meet the constitutional requirement of a secondary school certificate for the post of the .
Days before the March 28 presidential , there were concerns Mr. Buhari would be disqualified. The court later adjourned the case to April 22.
There were no fewer 10 suits seeking Mr. Buhari’ disqualification different grounds. All the suits were consolidated since they sought the same relief.
In of the suits, Chukwunweike Okafor sought an order compelling the Independent Electoral Commission to remove or delete Mr. Buhari’ name and that of the APC from the list of and political parties eligible for the office of .

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Mr. Okafor asked the court to hold that the information supplied by the APC flag-bearer in Form C.F 001 that his West African School Certificate was the was false and should be disqualified from the race.
In another suit, Max Ozoaka asked the court to disqualify Mr. Buhari the ground that the INEC Form Cf 001 the APC candidate submitted to INEC was incomplete.
He argued that Mr. Buhari failed to accompany the form all relevant academic credentials.
Mr. Ozoaka also raised objections regarding some of the information contained in documents submitted by the APC candidate, including voter’ card.
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