Court postpones case on Buhari’s certificate indefinitely

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
Presiding judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, of the federal High Court in Abuja, has in a dramatic fashion at resumed hearing on Thursday adjourned indefinitely a suit challenging the veracity of the academic
credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari.Justice Ademola during the resumed hearing averred that the case was being adjourned indefinitely, following a notice of appeal filed by the president regarding the ruling dismissing the president’s
preliminary objection to a suit challenging his academic qualification to contest the presidency.
President Buhari had on Wednesday appealed against the ruling in  the suit filed by an Abuja based lawyer, one Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe.

In the suit Nwokocha is faulting Buhari’s qualification to run for president because he did not possess the minimum qualification to run for the office.

He is alleging that Buhari did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961.
Senior lawyers lined up by the president to argue his case are Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Lateef O. Fagbemi (SAN), Akin Olujinmi (SAN), Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu (SAN), Kola Awodein (SAN), Taiwo Osipitan (SAN).

Others are Charles Edosomwan (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN), Femi Atoyebi (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN), Funke Aboyade (SAN), H.O. Afolabi

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