Court Adjourns Suit On Buhari’s WAEC Certificate Indefinitely
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Thursday indefinitely adjourned a suit challenging the authenticity of the academic credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari.
At the hearing of the suit on June 16, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, held that the case was being adjourned indefinitely, following a notice of appeal filed by the president.
The president had on Wednesday, appealed against a previous ruling of the court dismissing his preliminary objection to the suit filed by Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, an Abuja-based lawyer.
Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had in his suit argued that President Buhari was not qualified to run for president because he did not possess the minimum qualification to run for the office.
He is also arguing that Buhari did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961.
In order to defend the suit, President Buhari hired 13 Senior lawyers led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
Others were Lateef O. Fagbemi (SAN), Akin Olujinmi (SAN), Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu (SAN), Kola Awodein (SAN), Taiwo Osipitan (SAN), Charles Edosomwan (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN), Femi Atoyebi (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN), Funke Aboyade (SAN), H.O. Afolabi and 10 other counsels.