Presidential Poll: Why we can’t determine Buhari’s eligibility


By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA – A three-man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Friday, adduced reasons why it could not determine a suit that challenged President Muhammadu Buhari’s eligibility to contest the 2019 presidential election.



The appellate court panel, in a unanimous decision, said it lacked the jurisdiction to inquire into the academic qualification President Buhari claimed in the Form CF001 he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the purpose of the February 23 presidential poll.

The court said it was satisfied to allow the Judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which had on May 2, dismissed the legal action that three citizens, Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris, filed to query President Buhari’s educational qualifications.

The appellants who identified themselves as electorates and tax payers, had prayed the court to invoke its original jurisdiction to determine whether or not…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper