Court Strikes Out Certificate Suit Against President Buhari



Adeniyi Ademola, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has struck out a suit challenging the veracity of the academic credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Justice Ademola, while delivering a ruling on Thursday  struck out the case by virtue of “section 50(2) of the federal high court civil procedure rules.

On June 16, Ademola had adjourned the case indefinitely, and said his reason was because of a notice of appeal filed by the president.

On June 15, Buhari had appealed against a previous ruling of the court dismissing his preliminary objection to the suit filed by Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, an Abuja based lawyer.

The Judge’s order  followed a motion for discontinuance filed by Nnamdi Nwokocha- Ahaaiwe, the applicant himself.

The bottom-line of Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe’s suit was that Buhari was not qualified to run for president because he did not possess the minimum qualification to run for the office and had alleged that Buhari did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate WASC) in 1961.