Reports have started to gather steam that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, may be disqualified from contesting in the forthcoming general election.
According to reports by Naij, the Federal High Court, yesterday, fixed March 19 to commence the hearing on seven separate suits which were laid against the general.
However, both Buhari and the APC have maintained that they would not agree to accept the service of the court procedures which they said were not authentically served on them.
They questioned the propriety of Justice Adeniyi’s orders which had enabled the accusers to serve the original summons on them indirectly.
Chief Mike Ozehkome, SAN, who represented the accusers yesterday, advised the court to advance hearing on the matter so as to determine Buhari’s fate before the presidential election.
His proposal enraged Buhari’s lawyer, Olanipekun, SAN, who contended that the suit challenging the certificate his client submitted to the INEC, has nothing to do with the election itself.
“My lord what he is saying is that this case must end before this election. It is a wrong impression. This case has nothing to do with the conduct of the election. What if the presidential election was held on February 14?”, Olanipekun queried.