News

Buhari was ‘eminently qualified to contest for 2019 Presidential Election — Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled that President Muhammadu Buhari was ‘eminently qualified to contest for 2019 Presidential Election.

The court explaining reasons for the dismissal of the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said that the Appellant failed to prove that Buhari doesn’t have secondary school level certificate.

Muhammadu Buhari vs Atiku Abubakar
Muhammadu Buhari vs Atiku Abubakar

On October 30, 2019, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad, in a unanimous summary judgment dismissed an appeal filed by Atiku and PDP over the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Delivering the submissions of the CJN, Justice John Okoro said the failure of the appellants to call credible witnesses was fatal to their case as they presented only five witnesses including a star witness who relied on hearsay evidence.

He added that the appellants failed to prove issues of over voting when it could not produce authentic voters register to validate its claim.

Justice Okoro stated that the unanimous decision of the court delivered on the 30th of October, 2019 is in total agreement with the verdict of the lower court which upheld and affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Back to top button
Close