Bindow to know fate over alleged certificate forgery

Bindow to know fate over alleged certificate forgery

- An FCT high court will be deciding the fate of Adamawa state governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, over allegation of certificate forgery

- The court earlier fixed Friday, March 1, for judgement over the case but soon postponed as the court was not ready

- Bindow was accused of supplying false information on his SSCE and birth certificates

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court will be sitting on the case seeking to disqualify Adamawa state governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, from the forthcoming governorship election over alleged certificate forgery.

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had fixed Friday, March 1, for the judgment after lawyers to parties involved in the case had presented their briefs and argued over the case, Daily Trust reports.

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The judge, however, apologised to all parties in the case on Friday that the judgment was not ready and would have to be rescheduled again for Monday, March 4, saying he had sent communication to that effect.

It should be recalled that a group known as Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Foundation International, had alleged that Bindow gave false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in his Forms CF 001.

The group said that the governor gave false education qualification and date of birth with the intent of gaining re-election as the Adamawa state governor in the 2019 general elections.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Governor Bindow of Adamawa was dragged before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, over his eligibility to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state.

The plaintiff in the matter, Mahmoud Halilu Ahmed, asked the court to disqualify the governor from contesting the election on the ground that he does not possess the required academic qualification to stand for the election. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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