Ruling on suit over Buhari’s certificate fixed for today
Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, will today give ruling on the suit challenging the veracity of the academic credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari had recently appealed against the previous ruling of the court dismissing his preliminary objection to the suit filed by an Abuja-based lawyer, Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaiwe.
Nwokocha-Ahaiwe in the suit had argued that Buhari was not qualified to run for the office of the President on the ground that he did not possess the minimum academic qualification to do so. He also alleged that Buhari did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961 as he had earlier claimed.
President Buhari is being represented by some senior lawyers including Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Chief Akin Olujinmi (SAN), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), Kola Awodein (SAN) and Taiwo Osipitan (SAN). Others are Charles Edosomwan (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN), Femi Atoyebi (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN), Funke Aboyade (SAN) as well as H.O. Afolabi.
At the resumed sitting yesterday, parties to the case were not present in court. Justice Ademola said the parties to the suit might not have been served on the new adjourned date. He consequently adjourned the case till today for ruling, to enable parties to be served on the new adjourned date.