2019 Polls: Three Alleged File Suit Set to Disqualify Buhari from contesting
Three alleged file suits set to disqualify Nigeria’s incumbent President cum APC Presidential candidate from contesting the 2019 general elections have been brought against him by the Abuja Federal High Court for Jan. 21. The Plaintiffs alleged that the president had lied to the INEC about his educational qualifications.
When the matter came up for mention on Wednesday 9th January, counsel to the plaintiffs, informed the court that the matter was for mention. While the defendants had been duly served according to the counsel, the President had allegedly filed for an extension of time. The plaintiffs want the court to determine whether the information contained in his affidavit concerning his qualifications are true, and if he can be validly presented as the APC Presidential candidate, whilst purportedly presenting fake documents. However, the Plaintiffs want the incumbent President disqualified from running in the upcoming polls upon the “determination” of his status by the court.
Meanwhile, the trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed adjourned the case till Jan. 21 2019, for hearing and preliminary objection, ordering hearing notices to be served on the INEC and APC.