Buhari Certificate Case Adjourned till Nov 26

The Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun state on Tuesday said it will hear the suit on the certificate of President Muhammad Buhari on November 26.

The case was instituted by a lawyer, Kanmi Ajibola, who claimed that Buhari is not qualified to hold the position of the President of Nigeria because he does not possess a secondary school certificate.

Ajibola also claimed that the president presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) when he contested in the 2015 presidential election.

According to him, the president’s act violated section 137 (1) (j) of the 1999 constitution.

When the matter was presented at court Tuesday, counsel to President Buhari, Solomon Ogunlowo filed a notice of preliminary objections.

But the counsel to Ajibola, Samuel Echeonwu, told the court that Buhari’s lawyer did not serve him the process for the preliminary objections.

Ogunlowo promised to serve Ajibola’s lawyer the notice of preliminary objections before next adjournment.

The judge, Justice Maurine Onyetenu, however fixed November 26 for the continuation of the case.

Buhari’s certificate scandal returned to the front burner last week when INEC published the list of presidential candidates and their qualifications.

The APC flagbearer once again claimed his secondary certificate was with the army, who, rather curiously, have failed to make it public.


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