Following the alleged non-submission of academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the presidential candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC), the number of suits in court filed against him now stands at at least 10 as at Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
8 of the cases are before the Federal High Court in Abuja, one before an Abuja Chief Magistrate’s while the other one is before the Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State.
The suit before the Magistrate Court has Shield Ufot, Jimmy David, Ogueri Enwerem and Tochukwu Okorie as complainants, seeking Chief Magistrate Abubakar Babashani to bring general Buhari to book for “claiming on oath that he had a certificate he did not obtain.”
Ufot availed that the suit was filed on behalf of the Niger Delta Salvation Front with the suit accused General Buhari “with intent to mislead a public officer as to compliance with the provisions of Section 31 of the Electoral Act, 2010 deposed to various affidavits in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, wherein he stated that he attended Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina State and obtained a West African School Certificate and that the certificates he claimed to have obtained are with the Nigerian Army.”
“That the Nigerian Army, in whose custody Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) claim the certificates are, issued a statement and denied being in possession of the school certificates,” the plaintiffs added.
The nine other cases are seeking to disqualify General Buhari from the presidential polls of Saturday, March 28,2015.
The cases are:
FHC/ABJ/CS/116/15 (between Hon Donald Daunemigha v. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari)
FHC/ABJ/CS/13/15 (Hon. Sergin Onuka Ibe v. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari)
FHC/ABJ/CS/01/15 (Mr. Chukwunweike Okafor vs Buhari and two others)
FHC/ABJ/CS/14/15 (Barr. Max Ozoka v. Buhari and two others)
FHC/ABJ/CS/3/15 (Barr. Friday Ojealaro V. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and two others
FHC/ABJ/CS/20/15 (Barr. Friday Ojealaro V. Buhari and three others)
FHC/ABJ/CS/68/15 (Ayakeme Whiskey vs INEC and another).
All of the above cases are before Justice Adeniyi Ademola.
The other case before the Abuja Federal High Court seeking General Buhari’s disqualification, filed on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 with General Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as defendants was filed by Presidential View and Endorsement Platform and Barr. Smart Iheazor (FHC/ABJ/CS/1040/15).
The case before the Umuahia Federal High Court was filed by Selekaye Victor against General Buhari and the Nigerian Army with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/114/2015.