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PEPC: Buhari over qualified to contest presidential election – Court rules

September 11, 2019


President Muhammadu Buhari was declared by the PEPC as being eminently qualified to contest the last presidential election.

The declaration by the PEPC was against the argument by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP that Buhari does not have the qualification to contest for the post of the President.

In its judgment, still being read, the court said evidence presented by the petitioners even showed that Buhari did not only has a West African School Certificate (WASC), he possesses more academic qualifications that make him even over qualified to contest the election, The Nation reports.

The court also held that as against the petitioners’ claim, there is not iota of falsehood in the affidavit of personal information submitted to INEC by Buhar before the election.

On the issue of qualification, the court held that the petitioners failed to prove their claim that Buhari was not qualified to contest the election.

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