The appeal court dismisses a lawsuit to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s status to challenge the 2019 general elections.
A group of three men chaired by Judge Atinuke Akomolafe-Wilson withdrew the case on Friday to be incompetent.
The court agreed with the President’s lawyer and the Congress of All Progressives (APC, for its acronym in English) that the request was prohibited by law, because it had not been presented within the legal deadline set by law by present a question before the election.
The candidates of the application (Kalu Kalu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris) approached the appellate court to annul and annul the judgment of the Abuja Division of high federal court refused to hear his lawsuit challenging the president’s education qualification Buhari before the 2019 general election.
They told the court that President Buhari was not qualified for education to run for presidential elections.
According to them, their required certificates were not attached to their CF001 form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for approval to contest the presidential elections.
But Judge Ahmed Mohammed, of the Federal Superior Court, dismissed the application claiming that the question of a candidate’s certificate was a pre-election issue.
He argued that the lawsuit filed by the appellants did not meet the constitutional requirements to submit such a request.
The judge subsequently rejected the request due to lack of merit.
When the matter arose in Friday’s appeals court, the jury stated the position of the lower court.