Appeal Court Asked To Determine Buhari’s Qualification For Presidency
Posted By: Dj Devoskid
on June 5, 2019
The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has been asked to determine whether President Muhammadu Buhari supplied false information about his educational qualification and certificates, in the Form CF001 he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before the 2019 general elections.
The appellate court is in an appeal marked CA/A/436/2019, further urged to determine whether the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, is competent to file processes to defend the allegation that President Buhari lied on oath about his qualifications.
The appeal was lodged by three litigants, Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris, who identified themselves as electorates and taxpayers.
The trio, are challenging the dismissal of a suit they filed against President Buhari prior to the presidential election.
Trial Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja had in a judgment last month, dismissed the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1310/2018, on the premise that it was statute barred.
Cited as defendants in the matter were President Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and INEC.
Meanwhile, in their four grounds of appeal, the appellant contended that the high court judge erred by relying on a preliminary objection that was filed on behalf of President Buhari by the AGF, to dismiss the suit.
Citing several decided cases, the appellants argued that, “The Attorney General or a lawyer in his office cannot appear or file processes for the 1st Defendant”.
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