President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed the ruling of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja who on May 26, 2016 dismissed his preliminary objection in a suit filed by an Abuja-based legal practitioner, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe.
The president’s legal team, which endorsed the notice of appeal, is led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
Others are Mr. Lateef O. Fagbemi (SAN), Chief Akin Olujinmi (SAN), Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu (SAN), Kola Awodein (SAN), Prof. Taiwo Osipitan (SAN), Charles Edosomwan (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN), Femi Atoyebi (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN), Funke Aboyade (SAN), H.O. Afolabi (SAN), Muiz Banire (SAN), and 10 other counsel.
Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had alleged that Buhari was unqualified to aspire to the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because he did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate WASC) in 1961 as he claimed.
When the suit came up on May 26, Buhari in his preliminary objection challenged the mode of service of the originating summons on him, insisting that he ought to have been served at an address in Kaduna instead of by substituted means at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
However, Justice Ademola, in his ruling, had held that it was incompetent and upheld the service of the originating court processes on Buhari.
The judge held that the service of the court’s processes on the president through the secretariat of the APC was proper.
The court was satisfied that if it was served on a senior officer of the APC at the national headquarters, it would be brought to Buhari’s attention.
Dissatisfied with this ruling, Buhari through his legal team filed a notice of appeal at the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division on seven grounds of appeal.
When contacted on the phone, the plaintiff, Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe said the president has the constitutional right of appeal and was within his rights to exercise it particularly since he had not yet submitted a defence to the substantive action and had filed nothing in defence of the merits of the case.
Meanwhile, the Principal Registrar of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Mr. Jane Egbo, has issued a summons to the parties to appear before her on Monday, June 13, 2016 to settle the records of the president’s appeal.
Also, a check at the Registry of the Federal High Court, Abuja confirmed that the plaintiff has filed an application to amend his originating summons to include prayers for the nullification of the election of Buhari, as he was not qualified ab initio to contest the election having contravened the Electoral Act and committed perjury in claiming to have had a WASC when he never even sat for the examination.
The plaintiff also wants to add prayers for the court to order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Buhari and issue a fresh one to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan who came second in the 2015 presidential election.
The plaintiff’s motion on notice for amendment of his originating summons has been served on all the defendants and will come up for hearing on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
What type of corruption is this, must i invite a layer in the first place a SAN for dat matter, to defend my school start for me? God is watching you all.
No be small thing…
WHAT ARE THEY JUDGING ,IF THE PRESIDENT HAVE SCHOOL CERT OR NOT .MY GOD
Buhari is a fraudster.
yeye news for yeye people…
This is a clear road to failure for buhari in 2019 general election. This result issue will surely hunt him down.
Why waste tax payers money? Just show ur certificate case close
Harlot u de
Ur mother is a halot. Ur sisters are harlots ur daughters are hat lots nd ur generation are bastards.
Curroption at the highest level!!!!
Produce ur certificate nw..Buhari Buhari or u gv them dat Nepa bill…
Those san must be mad
Your papa no de inside
Those san must be mad
Fools u don’t have anything to do
You just defined yourself.
I can c how engaged u r, it seems u v stop taking ur daily medicine
For what? Just produce the certificate.
Ogars fml are speaking
What about the certificate that was displayed during his electioneering campaign in which his passport photograph was shown wearing Alhaji cap? Was it forged too? .Abeg the man get waec, sorry SSCE result. But wait a minute, which is easier? Is it to produce it or hire 20 SAN to mouth twist it.
No escape for u Mr Buhari! U are going down, this time around! For forgery and perjury.
May buhari enemy get hypertension like biafrats
May the devil rule over you and your house just like Buhari. Biafra is a spirit and can never be defeated. The evil of Buhari will soon catch up with you. Anyday you complain of price hike or any wrong in Nigeria, God will punish u
Buhari is enemy to him self.
Spencer Samuel we are not here to wield sentiments ” if you don’t know what to comment you are advised to shut you mouth ,
This is not about Biafra its about intergrity and honesty if he had the certificate he should just produce it why going to hire a layers or will the lawyers produce the certificate for him ?
Austin. Na frustration go kill una. Buhari don carry unrest give una. Begin dey cry till next four years. Sorry.
Sometimes you allow a duns like Spencer to pass by.
abeg forget about this Spencer of a thing,he has sold his birth right for a piece of bread
@spencer, There are so much in a name, i used to watch a favorite British comedy decades back, and the main actor was named Mr Spencer,a look again at your profile says you are a tortoise. What a man?
@spencer, There are so much in a name, i used to watch a favorite British comedy decades back, and the main actor was named Mr Spencer,a look again at your profile says you are a tortoise. What a man?
Suicide is the only option 4una. Loosers.
Amen to your prayer but Biafra is not part of this ooo.
I remembered the saying that God should rule people’s lives the way Gej rules Nigeria but today will that same people want their lives to but as the country is being rule today?
Boko you are not a saint, you don’t have certificates and you lied that you have. Corrupt leader!
All those asking for buhari to produce his certificate are igbos.The only stupid people in Nigeria.
Why do you want to stay with stupid people by all means?
I’m not even interested to see u than to live wit u,if there is anything I hate the most in my life are igbos, stop deceiving ur self,If i were buhari I would have started negotiating with cameron about sacrificing or selling u to them.
Aminu this is not about Igbo’s my friend its all about intergrity and honesty is there any thing wrong if buhari was asked to produce his certificate mind you buhari is fighting corruption and he must show example the whole world is watching buhari
Operation Show Ur Ceetificate Is On. I Dey Laugh OOOOOOOOOOO. Corruption!!! Hell To IntergrIty Of This Government.
Just show the cert case closed
Show ur Certificate no be quorel brother
aminu sharaap! Of course, your opinion doesn’t count. Hence, your once a general always a general, no nonsense man,…,as well as your tiny god bokohari babagoslow, “MUST” I said it is a must, provide that fictitious WAEC certificate,even by fire by force!
You are a fool, this is not about Igbo, am not IBO and am asking Buhari to produce his certificate if truly he has one, you don’t need lawyers to produce your certificate.
Aminu u will soon b sacrificed and sold as a slave,,,,, wat u wish others we wish you d same
Who ever u are,u are a stupid,have u ever seen or heard where one becames minister,governor,president even for the second time without certificate?which method did those who screened him used when entering army ? What about courses that he has done in Nigeria and abroad.do u think he has done all without submitting his certificate and. Finished successfully? Pls ask ur self some questions
So hausa/fulani don.t hv san.oh no finaly ..fall into southwest san let see i dey listen
PA integrity and anti_corruption crusader – PMB – please show your certificate. Lead by example. You need to come to equity with clean hands
Mr Intergrity indeed.
Is a pity dat Nigerians re blind! Dis is a waste of time . watch d Drama very soon. Were is d Senate President saraki ?
the aboki no get certificate period
if there was indeed a genuine certificate there wouldn’t be need for 23 lawyers and still counting.he should just bring it and show them then its case closed.no nothern lawyer and the head of ministry of justice is a northerner
My thoughts exactly.
Enemies of the north
If is giving appointments now, he will give to his northern people, now his yash is on fire, he has assembly all southern layers
May God have mercy upon Nigeria and forgives us, our mistakes.
Did you go to school. If so call the school we have to find out
Kekekeke ibos, i just dey smile… Nigeria belong to majority and Certificate or nt campign, election, don pas now we are here…
If Mosquitoes bite you@night, it is caused by Igbos. You want to tell me that if you as a person is required by your employer to present your certificate for review as a routine check, rather than simply present such, you will engage 23 Lawyer?
With ojukwu, jonathan certificate how far…?
The same way you did to Gej but now you can see that you people don’t have shame nor integrity you claim to have.
To present ordinary school certificate don turn to war, if e no dey then e no dey. Wetin concern San for this matter…..
In 2019 even after all these, our brothers in the North and West will still say he is the best and vote massively for him. Let’s Watch
Na wa a o.
a president dat can’t even speak well. provide the certificate nd church close. 23 layers can’t save u.
Buhari shld be allowed to concentrate on governance
The same way Saraki has been allowed to concentrate on his job in the senate.
GOD BE WITH PMB.
I remember that the army made a statement on this to good effect. In any case the certificate is a minimum requirement but if its is so complicated, why not wait for the verdict. If this case is so huge why is it not in the mainstream media. Hmmm….. Somebody is certainly doing a job
We are just watching naija movie of truth and integrity. To me it’s meaningless but just watching the display of naija comedy on main stream
Yes,i agree with you. I think thats a more relieving perspective
I Googled it. Its carried by some. He hired /deployed 13 SANs and other lawyers. That suggests it’s not as simple as you think.
This moves clearly shows that my gallant president has no certificate. Too bad that same lawyers advised not to defend corrupt politicians are now used by you. I m keenly waiting for d outcome.
A local govt chairman can make a fast certificate if he dim it fit, left for a president. Dont eat ur egg b4 thy are arch.
This our mumu lawyer brothers who are defending this illiterate jihadist who is killing their brothers deserves expulsion from our lands
defending a man who says his name is anti corruption but forged common waec result is a crime at the highest order.
Educated Igbo’s that has certificate in the market shop
God has finally exposed him n by his grace he will not survive this one.
This Na real power tussle. APC vs PDP. Politics is becoming interesting @ least I ll sit n watch from d centre.
Does this case not involve corruption? Hmmm,fighting corruption without certificate.Dishonouring court orders bt using lawyes to defend himself.If at last court sack him,will he agree to vacate the seat?
Yes if you’re they one vote 4 him
U all re wasting time, Waec result didn’t take him there so it can’t bring him down. Result don’t rule a country rather determination, integrity n steadfastness. He has achieved more than Waec result. His NDA n war college certs n him been a general, military head of state, one time minister of petroleum n now president. So u see his CV, Waec result is baseless now. Dey should allow him concentrate on more important matters. PDPs re wasting their time instead of planning for 2019 to try their luck wch I believe Dey ll fail again.
What is the meaning of integrity? Cos you added it. Did your party preached unity in the past govt.? Stop the blame game
Somebody must start somewhere #buharishownigeriansurwaeccertificate
@ Geraldine Igwilo :Do you know the meaning of Constitutional requirement? Check that one out.
On point my broda. We should concern ourselves with d constitutional requirements for vying for d post of presidency-its certainly not experience
PBM pls just show them d certificate.
Behold a fantastically corrupt president that is fighting corruption. Buhari is a political mistake. Shame
You are insulting your self
Do i need to call san to defend what i have that is in my hand? Or i need to present it. The beautiful ones are not yet born. All nigerian politicians are heavily corrupt. Buhari is number1
Followed by godwin
Hahaha! so pmb as a fact has no waec? this is a shame. Why parading 13 SANS when all he needed to do in the fed high court was to file his defence and annex CTC of his certificate? Its a shame indeed.
See the important of education, President without certificate
I wondered why no local dailies carry this News .
What does it take mr President to show Nigerians his certificate?. It’s hiring SANs more simple than opening his wordrop and bring out the certificate?. Who’s he trying to deceive.
my brother I fear my country ooo
I wonder oo
Remember, certificate is a big issues, just pray if not, the mess may SMELL loudly and if no proof, the next took over the glory. happy trial.
Now that the army is under your command, just tell them to bring it.
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Even almajiri school buhari when the game is over
so u can’t defend ur self?
They should forget about this case because problems in Nigerian is enough case for him. Make una no kill this man b4 him time.
When Moses filed a suit against Pharaoh,he Pharaoh assembled his magicians to perform before Moses but the case turned against him and Moses’ snake swallowed their snakes . because Buhari’s time is up;his SANS and their backups will be humiliated and defeated by the Moses in that lawyer.
Buhari is just dragging dis country and her name to d mud.
Why is he appealling h hs lost everything
It’s easier and to present the certificate than to hire 23 lawyers. Please just present it and save all of us the embarrassment
Nigeria is the only country in the world that elect an illiterate as a president and expect him to work like Obama,
Buhari should not bother himself with enemies of Hausa fulani,north and Muslims.Aminu kano May his soul rest in peace has said it all.So it is an eye opener to all muslim ummah
pls niaja should 4get the issue of certificate, allow pmb to complete his tenure, he has enter
The present government is annoying, detention pple despatch court order to release them
The president is a man of integrity. Mr President, pl show them your certificate to put shame to your accusers.
All these are distractions from the enemies of Nigeria and the developments there in.
WHEN CORRUPTION FIGHTS BACK! If president Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate saga becomes a trial he must defend in court at this point in time, then, i will not be reluctant to say that the Yoruba political navigators who did not allow this same issue to hold ground prior elections till Buhari assumed office have a clandestine motive to oust the president from power before time. In politics, the sin of any politicians is brought to light when personal or group interest arises. watchout and see, it may not be easy for president Buhari to forge ahead with the uncertainty of his certificate except he dances to the tune of those who want him to amend certain policies he put on ground that is affecting them. Or else, he would be going through the same frustration the senate president, Bukola Saraki has been subjected to. How would you imagine the Nigerian presidency going to court with over a dozen of (SAN) to stop his trial on certificate forgery? Of a true, in politics, your friend only awaits to revenge you when your decisions as the leader doesn’t go down well with him. Apparently, this is the time when corruption is fighting back corruption. My candid advice to the president is that he should go and get a copy of his WASSCE result from his secondary school if trully he finished. Or, ask for a photocopy of his result from the defence council where he enrolled for millitary training. Because, his WASSCE result must be presented before admission into force. Or isn’t that the case in Nigeria? Better still, write to U.S war college for a copy of his result. You can’t tell me he obtained a master degree in military course overseas without presenting his WASSCE result as a requisite for the course. Mr Buhari should be honest and straight forward as a man of integrity he claims in this issue.
Buhari Certificate Saga : Only a fantastically corrupt man will hire 13 SANs and 10 other counsels to defend him when a law student can easily go to WAEC office to request for a certified true copy of his Certificate on his behalf ! What a smelly, fantastically corrupt, peculiar mess ! Gen Buhari should do the right thing and stop disgracing the office of the President of Nigeria .
# commonsense CCT : Saraki hires SANs to defend him Falana: that is impunity, Saraki should resign. WAEC: Buhari hires SANs to defend him Falana: ?? E be like say Oga Falana don chop Aisha rice ooo # watin concern me self!
Noncence this is to show that his hand is evil and lie
What a shame! But the truth remains that whatever that is not genuine will not last. This govt will not last! For God cannot be mocked.
Attractions! D same Buhari will rule till 2023. I bet u, dis issue will die permanently n nobody will ever raise alarm.
the court just adjourn this case indefinitely
Let him be gentleman enough and show us his certificate that is all we are asking for
Ibo people are mad, u people are criminal , ibos will never smell d president seat till ending of d world
I don’t think muhammadu buhari is still reasoning like human being? After all he is clueless and myopic terrorist!
Forget about certificate. Wisdom is what he needed to pilot the affair of this country. Allow him
Bring out ur certificace,foolish man
Okwudiri you’re funny and in order hand you asked a good question. But buhari will have no option than to accept court order if court sack him. Maybe that is the reason buhari surround himself with his people, he suspect court might sack him. All his kitchen cabinet are his people.
If he has it,there’s no need of hiring anybody now
buhari has no certificate period. If not why spending our tax mony to mentain such a number of lawyer? It is a shamful act dat a president of a big country lik Nigeria wil be in court just for ordinary primary school certificate. We ar watchin Nigerian judiciary to no how dis clear case wil be ajudicated.
whether u like am na PMB be our presido till 2013 insha ALLAH or make una go hug transformer idiots one sided human beings abokis are counted in the east but biafrauds are uncountable so tay dem get mansions for north where aboki no get even upstairs for igbo land i challenge anybody wen proof say abokis get mansions for igbo land idiots yeye pple
Ask him @ Okwudiri.Someone who does not have a certificate to be a president. Don’t worry 2019 is coming and am coming as a president bkos of him.I will prob him to the last.
Even if Its F9 throughout show it! What kind of person are you?
no cert for F9 throughout now. At least one P8 is required.
Hmmm,they thought corruption is for money alone nt knowing that forgery is also corruption,is good to go school oo
The president has served the Nigerian army and is now serving as president of Nigeria. He has practical experience, wisdom and knowledje, more than all the universiies degree cerificates you can think of. Most of university degree holders today cannot write letters with correct spellings. When they finish school they have no knowledje to write application for employment. You people should please leave President Buhari to contiue the goodwork he is now doing fighting corruption and recovery of our stolen money by the greedy and corrupt politicians.
But the constitution of d Federal republic of Nigeria spells out d entry requirements for vying for d post of presidency. I know quite well that experience is not one of them
Why did the consttution not hold him by the time he served from private to head of state in the Nigeria artmy? Who are the leaders, who bring the ideas of writing laws and constitutions, so that they can govern their countreis ann arrest the criminals and arrest the llaw breakers and judge them and give them the punishment according to the crimes they committed, to make their countreis safe for innocent people to live in? They are presidents of the world like wise president Buhari, who gave the lawyers and judges power to make laws so that they can be able to govern their countreis. You better leave president Buhari alone. Do not try to stop him from the goodwork he is now doing.
Some people just possee insect,infested brain so because he has experience he should be let go?don’t know when u Nigerians we stop making mockery of this nationg
With your graduate certificate, go and join the army and serve Nigeria for 35 years, whether you can become Head of State. You think, it is easy to become Head of state, and become president.President Buhari is Allah blessed to rule. Not certificates.
So Abel, you are indirectly upholding the belief that GMB has no certificate ie WASC?
Abel Bayagbon, so u are supporting fraud by a leader of your country because of tribal politics. U forged school certificate, which is worst than corruption, u did not meet up with the minimum certificate required, imagine charcoal calling kettle black. Nigeria and their evil method of support, tell me why this Avengers will stop bombing pipe lines when people like you are supporting evil leadership
kudos to the judiciary! So, there is a judge in this country Wey no dey look face? This is very very interesting…. Mr. Bubu, ngwanu. O sula, bring ur papers sharp sharp! If e don lost, no problem, go meet waec and they will print another one from their records.
Na god will let him go an rest
@MUAZU,u’r nt makin any sence at al.Tel ur broda to produce d certificate he said he has,simple nd short.
if he want to apoint he always picks from the north but now beg SAN From south