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Presidential Tribunal: Court rules on Atiku’s claims on Buhari’s WAEC certificate, educational qualification



The Court of Petition of Presidential Elections, on Wednesday, rejected the argument of the Popular Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the educational qualification of the presidential candidate of the Congress of All Progressives, APC, Muhammadu Buhari.

The court held that, contrary to the argument of Atiku and the PDP, President Buhari was eminently qualified to contest the last elections.

The court said the evidence presented by Atiku and PDP even showed that the APC candidate not only has a West African School Certificate (WASC), but also has more academic qualifications that qualified him too much to stand for election.

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The court also ruled that, contrary to the petitioners’ assertion, there is no hint of falsehood in the affidavit of personal information submitted to the INEC by Buhari before the elections.

The court held that the PDP and its candidate could not prove their claim that the APC candidate was not qualified to contest the elections.

With the ruling, Atiku and the PDP have lost in their petition against Buhari’s eligibility to contest the 2019 elections for not presenting the WAEC Certificate, which is one of their strengths.