Court Strikes Out Suit Challenging Buhari’s School Certificate

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit challenging the veracity of the academic credentials of the President.

At the resumed hearing, Justice Adeniyi Ademola struck out the suit following a notice of discontinuance filed by the Plaintiff, Nnamdi Nwokocha–Ahaiwe.

When the matter was called, counsel to the Plaintiff, Chikordi Okeorji, informed the court that the Plaintiff had on June 27, filed a notice of discontinuance pursuant to order 50, Rule 2 (1) of the Federal High Court Rules.

Although the defence counsel, Paul Ajiboye, told the court that he was not served with the notice, he did not oppose the application for the withdrawal of the suit.

The Judge consequently struck out the suit.

Mr. Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, an Abuja based lawyer, had filed an application, asking the Court to nullify the election of Buhari as President of Nigeria on the ground that he did not possess the minimum academic requirement for the position.

In the suit, He also alleged that Buhari did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate in (WASC) 1961 as he had earlier claimed.

The presiding judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, held that by “Section 50 sub-section 2 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules, the matter is hereby struck out”.

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