Buhari’s Certificate: Court to Rule on Stay of Execution Motion on Thursday



By Alex Enumah

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will this Thursday give its ruling on an application seeking to stop judgment on an earlier ruling dismissing the preliminary objection of President Muhammadu Buhari in a suit challenging his qualification for the 2015 presidential election.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who had earlier reserved ruling on the motion for this Wednesday, had to adjourned to Thursday to enable service to be delivered to parties in the case.

When the matter was called up, parties in the suit were not present in court.

Justice Ademola, while suggesting that the absence of the parties in the suit may be due to the possibility that they were not served on the new adjourned date, announced an adjournment to enable parties to be served on the new adjourned date.

An Abuja based legal practitioner, Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaiwe, had filed an application asking the Federal High Court to nullify the election of Buhari as President of Nigeria on the grounds that he did not possess the minimum academic requirement for the position.

The plaintiff in the suit also alleged that Buhari did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961 as he had earlier claimed.

But Buhari raised a preliminary objection to the suit on the grounds that he was not properly served.

Further details later