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Court of Appeal Dismisses Suit against Buhari’s Educational Qualification



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The Court of Appeal has dismissed suit challenging Buhari’s educational qualification to contest Presidential election in 2019 general election.

The suit was dismissed by A three-man panel led by Justice Atinuke Akomolafe-Wilson on the grounds of incompetent.


Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had dismissed the suit on the grounds that it was statute-barred and robbed the court of jurisdiction to entertain the suit.


The court concurred with counsel to the President and the All Progressive Congress (APC) that the suit was statue barred, having not been filed within the required period stipulated by the law for a pre-election matter to be documented.


Kalu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris – had moved toward the re-appraising court to invalidate and put aside the judgment of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which declined to hear their suit initiated to challenge the instructive capability of President Buhari before the the general election was conducted.


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They court was informed that President Buhari was not educationally qualified to have been presented by his party to stood in for Presidential election.


It will be recall that, in his form CF001 no educational certifications were not attached but Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  collected them and was cleared to contest the presidential elections.


However, Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court tossed out the suit in light of the fact that the inquiry with respect to the declaration of an applicant was a pre-election matter.


He had held that the suit recorded by the appellants did not meet the established requirement for documenting such a suit.

Buhari’s educational qualification is been struck out from the Appeal court on the grounds of  pre-elections matters for lacking merit.

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