Monday, 2 February 2015

Nigeria: Court orders service of documents on Buhari, INEC

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the service of court documents on the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, in relation to a suit seeking to among others, restrain him from participating in the February 14 election.
According to The Nation Newspaper,Justice Adeniyi Ademola ordered a substituted service of the court documents on Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission after hearing the plaintiff’s application to that effect.
In the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/14/2015, filed by Max Ozoaka, the plaintiff raised eight questions for the court’s determination and prayed for among others, an order disqualifying Buhari from contesting or participating in the election.
The suit has Buhari and the INEC as defendants.
 Max Ozoaka is asking the court to compel INEC to clarify Buhari's controversial qualification as declared on INEC FORM CF 001 which the APC candidate submitted to the electoral body. He claimed that the INEC Form was incomplete because he allegedly failed to accompany the form with all relevant academic credentials.
He also faulted some information contained in other documents he possessed including Buhari’s voter’s card.
The plaintiff wants the court to restrain INEC from permitting Buhari to participate in the presidential election on February 14 or any other date .
"With less than a month to go before contentious polls, Nigeria is facing a perfect storm. 
Elections on 14 and 28 February are not only about choosing a new president and political representatives; they also constitute a critical test for Nigeria’s unity, particularly after five years of insurgency by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram."
Source: The Nation

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