The Buhari qualification is currently questionable at the Court of Appeal as to whether he presented a false educational qualification and certificates. The document tendered by President Mohammadu Buhari to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is tagged in the form CF001 and it’s likened to have contained falsify academic qualification, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The Court of Appeal marked the case as CA/A/436/2019 and the Attorney General of the Federation along with Minister of Justice are being put on the quest to be competent to defend the allegation put against Buhari.
The plaintiff who tenders the appeal to the court are Labaran Ismail, Hassy El-Kuris and Kalu Agu and they were recognized to be electorates and taxpayers.
The Justice of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Ahmed Mohammed dismissed a case last month with Reg. No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1310/2018, The case was dismissed based on the fact that it was a statute barred.
The defendants, in this case, is President Buhari of All Progressive Congress, APC, and INEC.
The appellant filing four counts of appeal insinuated that the Federal High Court Judge had misjudged for accepting the file on behalf of President Buhari to dismiss the lawsuit against him.
Buhari Qualification For Presidency Goes To Supreme Court…
The Plaintiffs then stated arguably that, “The Attorney General or a lawyer in his office cannot appear or file processes for the 1st Defendant”.
The plaintiffs then further urged the court of appeal as quoted below:
“Whether the Learned Trial Judge was right in holding that the suit was statute-barred by computing the number of days from the 28th day of September 2018 when the 2nd Respondent held its primary election wherein the 1st Respondent was elected as a candidate of the 2ndRespondent?
“Arising from the foregoing it is our submission that the Learned Trial Judge was, with respect, wrong to have held that the objection to the representation by the Attorney General and ipso facto the processes was belated in that there was no objection to the appearance of the law officers and that the Appellants reacted to the processes filed. A court must be guided by the process before it:
“It is evident from the processes and proceedings before the court that there was a frontal challenge by the Appellants to the processes filed on behalf of the 1st Respondent by the law officers. The court was bound to rule on this issue and not sweep it under the carpet.
“Howbeit, it is further submitted that it is settled law that the issue of competence of proceedings or a process cannot be waived when the challenge goes to the fundamental nature of the process and not merely on a procedural aspect of the process:
“In the circumstances of the foregoing, we urge Your Lordship to hold that the reliance of the Court on the processes and the refusal to strike them out was wrong.
“Further, we urge Your Lordship to reverse the decision of the Court, assume original jurisdiction on the matter and strike out all the processes filed by the 1st Respondent’s Counsel.
“By Section 31(5) of the Electoral Act, it is the information given by the 1st Respondent, the candidate to the 3rd Respondent that is the subject matter of this suit.
“It is, with respect, inconceivable that, in the light of the clear and express provisions of Section 31 of the Electoral Act and the reliefs sought, the Court reasoned that the Appellants could be challenging the information set out in a document submitted to a political party by an aspirant.
“It is, with respect, self-evident that Section 285(9) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) cannot be referable to an event occurring at the primary election of a party since the document in issue is a post-primary document.
“In the instant case it is our submission that the cause of action is not yet complete until the time “any person”, in this case, the Appellants, “… has reasonable grounds to believe that any information given by a candidate in the affidavit or any document submitted by that candidate is false…” as provided in Section 31(5) of the Electoral Act. The document in issue in the context of the overall provision of Section 31 is only referable to a document submitted to the 3rd Respondent which is the one exhibited and referred to in all the processes before the court.
“With respect, what the court below did was to create a situation, not within the contemplation of the law and upon that basis initiate the dismissal of the suit. In the circumstances of the foregoing, we urge Your Lordship to reverse the decision of the Learned Trial Judge and hold that the suit is not statute barred.
“In conclusion, we submit that the decision of the Court below is reversed on the following grounds:
“That the processes filed by the first Respondent are incompetent and ought to be struck out.
“That the suit is not statute-barred as it does not question any act or event occurring at the 2nd Respondent’s primary election.
“That the Court assumes jurisdiction over the suit and grants the reliefs sought at the lower court since we have demonstrated in paragraph 2:7 above that there is no counter affidavit known to law in opposition to the Originating Summons and ipso facto the reliefs sought”, the plaintiff added.
Umar Ganduje Has Taken An Aggressive Move On The Alleged Missing N6.8M At The Zoo (Full Details)
The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has taken a step on the alleged Gorilla that swallows the sum of 6.8 million naira at the Zoo, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The incident which happened during the Eid-Fitr celebration and this has made the Governor of the state, Umar Ganduje to reacts in giving an order to get to the root of the matter.
According to the report gathered from the Managing Director of the Zoo, Umar Kobo, he narrated the ordeals by stating that:
“The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything on the matter, many journalists have come to meet me but I don’t want to talk anything.
“What I can confirm is that money is missing.”
The Police representative in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna reveal the reports which state that 10 people that were on duty when the incident occurred have been apprehended and the investigation into the root of the matter is currently ongoing.
Mr. Haruna states as quoted below:
“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo
“As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit.”
The NIGERIA NEWS earlier reports that Ganduje has instructed the Anti-corruption commission to probe anyone involved in the incident. The order was reported by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar.
Atiku Abubakar Is Not A Threat To Democracy But Believes In The Rule Of Law – Paul Ibe
The Presidential Candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last Nigeria Presidential Election, Atiku Abubakar recently states that he saw a signal to be arrested, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
However, Atiku media spokesperson, Paul Ibe states this on Sunday.
Besides, the accusation of Atiku about the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC conduct of the election, he is tagged to be a threat to the current administration.
His Spokesperson is quoted saying, “I wish to emphatically state that such a statement did not emanate from Atiku Abubakar or his privies.
“It is the work of mischief makers who want to mar his spotless pro-democratic record and lay the groundwork for their threatened actions against him on false charges of being a threat to national security.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar believes in the rule of law and in the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his almost four decades in politics, he has never taken action or spoken words against democracy and will not start now.
“Atiku Abubakar and his team have confidence in God and thus call on those bent on mischief to have the fear of God and retrace their steps.
Ibe then finally stated that:
“Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. The culture of fear being created now cannot rein in our democracy. Nigeria and Nigerians have a consistent history of outlasting tyranny and will continue to do so by the grace of God.”
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