Buhari Hasn't Won Yet - Ozekhome Warns GMB Supporters

Buhari Hasn't Won Yet - Ozekhome Warns GMB Supporters

Mike Ozekhome has warned Buhari's supporters not to celebrate yet as the court could overturn the results if Buhari is judged to have lacked the requisite qualifications

This comes after a court today adjourned the case on a legal challenge disputing the eligibility of opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari to stand in this weekend’s general election because he cannot produce his secondary school leaving certificate.

judge Ademola Adeniyi told the Federal High Court in the capital, Abuja: “The suit has been adjourned to the 22nd and 23rd of April, 2015''.

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This was in response to the petition filled by one Chukwunweike Okafor, and argued by Mike Ozekhome, one of Nigeria’s most prominent lawyers with close ties to the ruling party, claimed that Buhari lacked the required academic credentials to stand for president.

They also argued that Buhari had lied to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) when he swore that the military was in possession of his academic papers.

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“In the event, for example, Buhari wins the election, all it simply means is that, when eventually we finish this case and the court found that he was not qualified… the court will simply dethrone him,” Ozekhome told reporters.

Nigerian law demand that any presidential candidates must have completed secondary school.

The issue of Buhari's certificates was however not raised during his three previous presidential campaigns in 2003, 2007 and 2011.

But it was brought up this year because the elder statesman is said to have his best ever chance at becoming the president this time around.


Source: Legit.ng

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