Abuja lawyer asks court to disqualify Buhari over certificate

An Abuja-based lawyer, Chukwunweike Okafor, has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking a special hearing to determine the eligibility or otherwise of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, over his academic qualifications.

Mr. Okafor, a senior partner at Emerald Attorneys & Solicitors, appealed to the Chief Judge of the court to set up a panel that should urgently begin hearing on the case.

The case, according to the claimant, is brought based on Section 131 of the Constitution, which prescribes a minimum qualification for nomination to participate in Presidential Elections and Section 31 of the Electoral Act that stipulates that all presidential candidates must depose to affidavits indicating their compliance with constitutional requirements to be president.

He claimed that Mr. Buhari failed to prove that he has the minimum educational qualification to run for president in next month’s election.

He added that “General Buhari’s affidavit that he possesses the West African School Leaving Certificate (WASC) are false, as not only did he not attach it to his nomination form, as compulsorily required, but his claim that the Certificates are in the custody of the Military has been denied by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Olajide Laleye”.

Mr. Okafor therefore requested the court to disqualify Mr. Buhari, a retired Major General and former military head of state, from contesting the 2015 presidential election.

“This is provided by Section 31(5) of the Electoral Act that allows a person that has reasonable grounds to believe that false information has been given by a candidate in his Affidavit or document submitted to INEC, in support of his nomination Form, to approach the Court for the candidate to be disqualified,” he said.

He said the suit had been ready since January 6, but could not be filed due to the nationwide strike by judicial workers.

The lawyer emphasised the need to commence hearing on the case “as a result of the nature and urgency of this matter which borders on the qualification or non-qualification of Mr. Buhari.

“My Lord, we have reviewed all the documents published by the Independent National Electoral Commission and inclusive of the said documents is the affidavit deposed by General Muhammadu Buhari which clearly shows that the nomination of General Muhammadu Buhari by the All Progressives Congress does not meet the minimum requirement enshrined in Section 31 (d) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“We have formed a strong case to be made for the qualification or non-qualification of General Muhammadu Buhari to contest as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 elections.”

Mr. Buhari had deposed to an affidavit saying his academic records and credentials were with the military.

But the military authorities later addressed a press conference saying although they have some of the records of the APC candidate on file, they do not have copies of his certificates, including his West African Certificate Exams results.

Responding, Mr. Buhari expressed surprise that the military could claim not to have his results, and insisted that he indeed completed high school and passed at Division Two level.

PREMIUM TIMES later published copies of Mr. Buhari’s WASC results as well as a master list containing the results of some of his classmates.

Despite that publication, the PDP has however continued to attack Mr. Buhari, claiming the result published by this newspaper was not genuine.


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  • Chris1408

    Same way constitution permits two terms for a president. GEJ has served two terms. Has taken the oath of presidency twice. Thus ineligible to run.

    • Wähala

      Don’t mind them. Justice Gabriel Kolawole has been sitting on that case now for 24months without anyone raising dust. If any case need expedited ruling on, it is that case with at lest 2 precedents to guide the useless Judge. Clowns!

      • Chris1408

        Can you imagine, 24 months. Judiciary is rotten to the core

    • DY

      It is just like saying the North & West have stolen and mismanaged the abundant resources of the South and East for 51 of 55 yrs and therefore ineligible to contest presidential elections for the next 51yrs….i.e, till 2070.

  • Wähala

    This is nothing but a last gasp effort at scuttling the elections because a disqualification of Buhari at the 11th hour will trigger the outcry and unrest Desperado Dumbo needs as excuse to cancel the elections. The unfortunate thing is this is another Igbo lawyer being used to destabilize Nigeria in line with ABN and Abiola’s memorable June 12 cancellation, an action whose impact is still being felt in the country today. This “Aka Ikenga” lawyer should be ashamed of himself and the lawfirm he represents. INEC has a window of 7 days for complaints after posting the names of candidates, anyone who did not raise issues within that timeframe has himself to blame. That window is closed as the nexus of this lawsuit fails to consider other sections of the Constitution viz: §318 (a) (b) which clearly define qualification as “educated up to the level of secondary school” and/or civil service of 10yrs. Therefore, this is but a spurious and baseless lawsuit by hungry lawyers looking to etch their names in infamy. The elections must hold, just as with Fayose’s case… the Courts can come later. Shikena!

    • Otile

      APC has always claimed that the court is the last resort. Why are they afraid of going to court to show clear proof of Imam’s certificate? Sorry, APC has no genuine candidate to brag about.

      • Wähala

        It is nothing but another “Aka Ikenga” lawsuit. Do you know what that means?
        The case will amount to nothing but a waste of everybody’s time. Even if he never set foot in any classroom, Buhari’s 10yr-service to the nation more than qualifies him to run for the highest office… ask Baba Iyabo. He said they scrutinized their options in 2011 and saw nothing to it thus, allowed Buhari to contest… and lose! But now that he’s lying on a bed of roses, it’s only fair that no one pulls the blanket off his body… kapisch?

        • Otile

          Your hatred for Igbo people is stinking. Your Fulani masters annulled election, poisoned the winner and shot his wife, you exonerate them and blame Igbo for the annulment. I am glad people know you for what you are and also know you for the where you come from, not SE SS. We understand.

          Keep on giving Imam false hope, FailBuhari 14 will be his waterloo, then he heads to the court. That time you will not be calling it “Aka Ikenga” lawsuit.

          • Wähala

            Hahahahahaaa!
            You still didn’t answer my first-line question. What is “Aka Ikenga Lawsuit” ???

          • Otile

            Is it not the case MohamedMuhammadu Buhari lost after the 2011 debilitating loss?

          • Wähala

            No, No! My broda…
            I will wait till after the court has tossed the case to define it for you. It’s the newest line in my arsenal of lyrics. Patent pending. Odeku?

          • Otile

            Don’t hope on your sharia cout, they will not hear this case.

          • Wähala

            Is that not what I wrote in my initial comment? The window for complaints has closed, “Aka Ikenga” is trying burglary thru the backdoor of the courts and it will not work. So, yes! The court will not hear this case… case closed without hearing. Now, odeku?

          • Otile

            This time around sharia court will have no say. Nigeria has not become a Caliphate yet. Imam is hoping against hope.

          • Funso

            Otile ọmọ àlè don waka come.

          • Funso

            Otile ọmọ àlè sure say na only yu waka come?

          • PROF

            Otile ignore that sheet head called wahala , he also has a fake result from Arugungu !

          • Wähala

            Help him out…
            What is, “Aka Ikenga Lawsuit” ???

          • Ukpaka

            Lets face issue not pointless and gutter gossips. I am Igbo too from anambra. So, biko, don’t for a second think this is a tribal warfare. Our brother Johnathan has failed to lead. He needs to go. We’re talking performance here. He wasted his 4yrs and now wants to be given another 4yrs. This position has to be earned, it’s not an entitlement that needs to be given to anybody for 8rs or even 10yrs. I know he has a soldier of ill-educated and unemployed youth online to plead his case but that is not helping. You guys need to give it up. Stop it!. Election is around the corner and ‘ain’t no stopping the wind of change”. Hop in or be left out.

          • Otile

            You and Wähala are Yorubas. Why is it that some educated Yorubas call themselves Igbo? Stop lying. Awon odale.

          • Funso

            Ọmọ àlè na only yu waka come?

        • PROF

          After how many years ,all buhari has to show is fake statement of result issued by daura college, signed by katsina secondary school principal , and collected from katsina ministry of education 🙂
          Fulani magic!

          • Wähala

            The only thing “fake” there is FFK’s drug-induced oluwole e-mail. That action more than damaged your client than ruined Buhari’s chances… it boosted his iconic image and gained him more cult followers. Eat your hearts out, I’m doing odeku… you?

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Perjury is the issue not qualification ,Buhari needs to understand that he is not above the law.We have had cases in the past when he blatantly refused to attend court summons in this country,that must stop,he is not above the law !!

          • Wähala

            Did you read the “rap sheet” or this report of the lawsuit before coming here to add your own counts? Perjury ke? Didn’t Dumbo swear to protect life & property of Nigerians as, “Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan”? Does he have a PhD without Thesis, is that possible? And, has he not equally committed “perjury” since he can’t account for the 100% Nigeria he inherited from his predecessor? Think before writing… especially when directing stup*dity at me. Odeku, tall or short?

          • Funso

            A bi Tawanda ni Ọmọ àlè.

          • genwaeze1

            There is no perjury my friend. The man deposed to an affidavit that was true to standard military practice to have copies of your certificates in their file. If the military loses these documents or tampers with it or perhaps gets burnt while in their custody, how can it amount to perjury.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Are you not over-reaching by pre-empting a position on behalf of the military !!

      • Ukpaka

        Muthasucker…you need to shut it up. Go tell the clueless one to prepare for the impending disgrace. He can always go to court when he loses. GMB will not be disqualified. What don’t you understand?

        • Otile

          Sorry, I know how you feel, having to defend another person’s false affidavit, and forged certificate. Don’t worry, after FailBuhari 14 Imam can go back to court to lose as usual.

          • Ukpaka

            We won’t have to wait long to find out who comes up on top. Change has come to stay. It’s a new day….accept it or keep living in false hope. The choice is yours! Change train waits for nobody. GMB all the way.

          • Otile

            In the last 3 consecutive elections we have heard the same bullshit from the same person, Imam Mohamed Buhari.

          • Ukpaka

            Bro, stop whining. Accept defeat like a man.

          • Otile

            Defeat from who, for a soon to be disqualified certificate forger and perjurer? Oluwa ma je.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Nah !! this is rather the beginning of that inevitable movement towards equity and the rule of law. If a candidate swears an affidavit which is challenged in court,the onus lies on that candidate to prove himself or herself right . The fact that the Army publicly denied any custody of Buhari’s qualification documents casts a doubt as the authenticity of that affidavit.

      Lest we forget,the old dictator has contested elections in the past using the same affidavits but the army provided a letter of recommendation from his teacher which was still in his file. This goes a long way to indicate that the certificate may never have been in the file at any time hence creating more doubts,the army spokesman also made it categorically clear that the copies are usually kept while the originals are the personal property of individual soldiers.

      Nigerians need clarification on this issue,dictatorial arrogance must be dumped for democratic decency,we are not asking for too much because in the eyes of our laws,we Nigerians are all equal,the days of preferential treatment for certain classes or tribes are gone for good. As you can see it’s citizens engaging in this litigation,not even a political party.Nigeria is a democracy and the old dictator had better wake up and smell the coffee !!

      • Wähala

        Stop watering stones!
        Buhari does not need a lawyer for this cheap court case, Höly Wähala can and will defend him from my comfort zone holding a bottle of odeku by its neck. Go sitdon!

        • Otile

          You wish.

          • Wähala

            Wishie ke?
            I said he doesn’t need a lawyer, even you can defend him if it’s thrown up as a challenge. I know you’re smart enough for such minor legal duties, all you need do is research relevant parts of our Constitution and Bingo! You’re a lawyer !!!

          • Otile

            We know he does not need a lawyer because he will refuse to appear in court as he did in Oputa Panel. Old Imam hasn’t changed a bit.

          • Ukpaka

            Yea….Old Imam is about to be your president. You’re free to go on exile.

          • Otile

            You are dreaming. Imam is done.

          • Ukpaka

            no, dumbo is goner. Say it like it is. No shame in your pointless game.

          • Otile

            Shame on your certificate forger.

          • Ukpaka

            Don’t turn your frustration on me. Channel that “special blessing” to your losing and clueless president. He had his chance to make this an easy win for him but screwed it up. Don’t blame me, blame your master.

          • Otile

            Do you understand that your APC does not have a real candidate to run on FailBuhari 14?

          • Ukpaka

            If APC does not have a real candidate, then why don’t you start early celebration? Save your excitement for Feb.15th when your master finds out he has been deceived by his so-called inner circle. Remember, how he thought he had the vote for the governors’ forum only to be disappointed. It’s about to happen again on a larger scale. Your eyes will behold your ears soon.

          • Otile

            You wish.

          • Funso

            Otile/Tawanda na ọmọ àlè.

          • genwaeze1

            I really don’t get it. INEC regulations says “accompanied by an affidavit” and the man deposed to an affidavit which he believed was true as was the norm in the military to have copies of your credentials in their file. One then should ask the military what happened to Buhari’s certificate copies. Is the military saying that they don’t have copies of certificates of all military personnel? Has Buharii’s certificates copies been tampered with?

          • Omoagunmate

            E just be like say you dey cry as you dey write… o’ boy take am easy o.

          • Otile

            I am crying for the N19 billion Rauf Amaechi wasted on the certificate forger. Do you mind? If that money came from Oduduwa land what would you do?

          • Funso

            Ọmọ àlè ni Otile/Tawanda.

          • Funso

            Ọmọ àlè don come.

          • Funso

            Otile na ọmọ àlè.

          • Wähala

            C’mon Otile!
            You know I hold you in high esteem among the mentally retarded…
            But, I never knew you didn’t know that No Man is Above the Law… including Mai Gaskiya!

          • Otile

            I have no time for your insults, creep. You and your master certificate forger Mohamed Buhari are damned liars.

          • Wähala

            See why I offered you odeku? You too dey quick vex, why nah?
            Touch Buhari with handcupu, Touch NIgerians! Dumbo will be slapped to death like Ghadaffi… Wallahi!

          • Otile

            You fucking pretender. We shall accept your brother Osinbajo, not your illiterate master Mohamed Buhari

          • Funso

            Ọmọ àlè na otile

          • Wähala

            Who’s “we” and in what capacity are you speaking for them?

          • Funso

            Otile ọmọ àlè yu dey well?

          • Funso

            How yu dey ọmọ àlè?

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          I hope you are not one of those who believe that Odeku is medicinal and nutritious. It is just same as beer,the only difference is that the barley was roasted before fermentation ! Beware of your liver and Kidney !!
          When you develop health issues you will start blaming your relatives and accusing them of witchcraft.

          • Wähala

            Thanks.
            I’m no alchy like your crumbs giver but, I hear you!

          • Funso

            Tawanda ni ọmọ àlè.

        • Tunsj

          Wahala, why are you wasting your time with these imbeciles. They are about as clueless and ill informed as they come. Also. they talk a lot without saying anything of significance.

      • Funso

        Ọmọ àlè.

      • Abdullah

        What are you saying Dumbo? You can pay for removal of documents, for Unions to go on strike and call it off, a silly ‘citizen lawyer” to go to court, a judge to give a spurious judgement to your favour BUT YOU CANNOT STOP THE WIND OF CHANGE. THE REVOLUTION IS HERE TO SWEEP AWAY CORRUPTION AND IMPUNITY> IT IS HERE TO SWEEP AWAY TRIBAL AND RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS. IT IS HERE TO SWEEP AWAY INFERIORITY COMPLEX. WAKE UP TO IT BEFORE YOU ARE SWEPT!!!!!

      • Uzoma John

        Equity and rule of law. I hear you. Why is your Jonathan seeking a 3rd term in office after having been sworn into office twice? What you guys are doing is what I call WILD GOOSE CHASE. Come Febuhari 15, GMB will be declared President by popular and overwhelming votes of the good people of Nigeria. Every effort by PDP and GEJ to rig has already hit the rock. We are all vigilant- watching and waiting. We are not concerned at all with the charge and bail lawyer in court to disqualify GMB. We are only concerned about PDP rigging this election which they already know they have lost. This election cannot be like that of 2011 or PDP convention where votes were allocated to GEJ and other contestants in PDP denied vying against GEJ respectively.Where is the Rule of Law in PDP? Nonsense.

      • Reality

        God bless you. But he doesn’t have the certificate, as such Buhari cannot give what he doesn’t have. The game is over for Buhari.

    • Reality

      SECTION 31 OF THE ELECTORAL ACT, 2010 PROVIDES HERE UNDER:

      (2) The LIST OF INFORMATION submitted by each candidate SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN AFFIDAVIT SWORN TO BY THE CANDIDATE at the High Court of a State, indicating that he has fulfilled all the constitutional requirements for election into that office.
      (3) The Commission shall, within 7 days of the receipt of the personal particulars of the candidate, publish same in the constituency where the candidate intends to contest the election.
      (5) ANY PERSON who has REASONABLE GROUNDS to believe that ANY INFORMATION given by a candidate IN THE AFFIDAVIT OR DOCUMENT submitted by that candidate is false may file a suit at the High Court of a State or Federal High Court against such person seeking a declaration that the information contained in the affidavit is false.
      (6) If the Court determines that ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE AFFIDAVIT or any document submitted by that candidate is FALSE, the COURT SHALL ISSUE AN ORDER DISQUALIFYING THE CANDIDATE FROM CONTESTING THE ELECTION.
      BUHARI DEPOSED IN THE AFFIDAVIT SWORN TO BY HIM THAT HIS CREDENTIALS ARE WITH THE SECRETARY, MILITARY BOARD….
      LO AND BEHOLD NONE OF HIS CREDENTIALS ARE WITH THE SECRETARY, MILITARY BOARD!!!!
      STRICT LIABILITY APPLIES IN THIS CASE…
      CONCLUSION: ASIDE FROM THE FACT THAT BUHARI HAS NOT COMPLIED WITH THE ELECTORAL GUIDELINES AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THE ELECTORAL ACT, 2010, IT IS BEYOND CONTEST THAT BUHARI AUTOMATICALLY STANDS DISQUALIFIED TO CONTEST IN THE FEB. 14 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comfortkay

    The Abuja Lawyer is acting on the order from above but he will fail. Why are they all afraid lawyers and PDP looters of Gen Buhari?
    They know that Nigeria will be different when he takes over as President and commander in Chief.. All the Gall-up polls show that APC candidate with a wide margin of 20 percent against the PDP. CHANGE IS COMING.

    • Tunsj

      They have already failed already.

    • Reality

      APC wins election in the media. Good at online politicking and noise making.

      • Comfortkay

        Bros your rigging will not work this time.

  • Ukpaka

    Why are these PDP goons dissipating energy to get GMB disqualified? Is this a sure indication they have realized their impending failure at the election Feb. 14?. Could it be they are in panic mode?. They want GEJ elected/selected without any challenger?….sounds like a drowning man trying to hold on to something. I think GMB should just ignore these fools and concentrate on his message to the masses. PDP is trying to get GMB distracted and focused on certificate issue instead of campaigning. The trick has not worked and will not work. Four years ago, GEJ said that in 4yrs time, the power/electricity problem will be a thing of the past. He indicated 4yrs was more than enough. Then yesterday, he changed the story to…. no government can fix the power problem in 4yrs. Are you freaking kidding me?
    Just google Fani Kayode and Johnathan and you will read unprintable things Kayode said about Johnathan in the past until he recently struck a deal to have his embezzlement case dismissed and now he is singing praises of Johnathan. Every member of the PDP inner circle is just trying to protect his or her selfish interest. They have nothing to run on besides trying to paint Buhari black and they have not succeeded and will not succeed.

  • true nigerian

    That was the reason behind the suspension of judiciary workers strike in order to put this shameless case to court. Adoke useless corrupt lawyer shame on you

    • Otile

      Haven’t you APC e-rats been telling people to go to court to get Imam’s genuine safrikate?

      • Funso

        How body ọmọ àlè?

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      The APC has been the brains behind all the labour union strikes taking place lately,they think they can suppress justice through strikes,THAT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN !!

      • Funso

        Tawanda ọmọ àlè how body?

      • Abdullah

        Rubbish!!! It is the PDP that paid for the strike so that the candidates who were edged out in the primaries and wanted to take the party to court had no chance to do that. And now that they got this rubbish of certificate issue with active connivance of the Military, they think they have a case.
        How the hell do you just say a document is fake or forged when all evidence is there that he completed secondary school.
        Let the judiciary not try to play with fire this time. They can allow corrupt officers go scot free or even pardon despicable,shameless criminals and drug addicts and bring them close to power but not mess up an innocent man. Enough is enough!!!!

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          The courts of law only act on evidence and facts,Nigeria is a country of law !

        • Reality

          Stop making noise here.

          • Funso

            Reality na ọmọ àlè.

      • Funso

        Ọmọ àlè ni Tawanda Inc.

      • Dan maikoko

        You have a cognitive problem. So if we assume the acronym is APC not PDP then what you are saying is that the APC push the Judiciary workers to strike just as a case against Jonathan was being filed and the APC again push them to suspend the strike in order to file a case against the APC candidate. If you refused the truth then right will seem wrong to you and vice-versa.

  • Etomi

    SECTION 31 OF THE ELECTORAL ACT, 2010 PROVIDES HERE UNDER:

    (2) The LIST OF INFORMATION submitted by each candidate SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN AFFIDAVIT SWORN TO BY THE CANDIDATE at the High Court of a State, indicating that he has fulfilled all the constitutional requirements for election into that office.
    (3) The Commission shall, within 7 days of the receipt of the personal particulars of the candidate, publish same in the constituency where the candidate intends to contest the election.
    (5) ANY PERSON who has REASONABLE GROUNDS to believe that ANY INFORMATION given by a candidate IN THE AFFIDAVIT OR DOCUMENT submitted by that candidate is false may file a suit at the High Court of a State or Federal High Court against such person seeking a declaration that the information contained in the affidavit is false.
    (6) If the Court determines that ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE AFFIDAVIT or any document submitted by that candidate is FALSE, the COURT SHALL ISSUE AN ORDER DISQUALIFYING THE CANDIDATE FROM CONTESTING THE ELECTION.
    BUHARI DEPOSED IN THE AFFIDAVIT SWORN TO BY HIM THAT HIS CREDENTIALS ARE WITH THE SECRETARY, MILITARY BOARD….
    LO AND BEHOLD NONE OF HIS CREDENTIALS ARE WITH THE SECRETARY, MILITARY BOARD!!!!
    STRICT LIABILITY APPLIES IN THIS CASE…
    CONCLUSION: ASIDE FROM THE FACT THAT BUHARI HAS NOT COMPLIED WITH THE ELECTORAL GUIDELINES AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THE ELECTORAL ACT, 2010, IT IS BEYOND CONTEST THAT BUHARI AUTOMATICALLY STANDS DISQUALIFIED TO CONTEST IN THE FEB. 14 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Otile

      Let the pretender Wähala read this and learn.

      • Funso

        Ọmọ àlè how now?

      • Reality

        He will pretend he didn’t see it. But dont worry i will copy it and keep, when he finish hiding I will show it to him.

        • Funso

          Reality na otile na ọmọ àlè.

    • Dan maikoko

      What a provision! So why is PDP and GEJ making noise? why wont they wait until Imam Buhari has entered the trap after election? If GEJ win then, like 2011 life goes on. But if Imam wins then they can disqualify him on this basis. Is there something more to all this brouhaha?

      • Original_Raskal

        it is not GEJ and PDP! Go read the PDP statement when they were asked about the certificate, they said they will reply buhari at the appropriate time and then they know what to do.

        What you are seeing now are journalists trying to “help” buhari but he is crying it is PDP. Actually they are helping him because in the mind of PDP (before Fani Kayode became campaign director), is to let him finish and if he wins, they will get the court to disqualify him.

        But because journalists saw that he has no certificates, they were published it and some group demanded it from army and army has to respond and so on…but it has complicated the situation for buhari because it is no longer a case of no certificate, rather a case of lying on oath! If buhari is wise, he has to plead guilty now and apologise to the nation.

      • Debo

        If they disqualify him after the election, the court will use the Ameachi formula, meaning that the party won and not the candidate. So the second placed candidate in the APC primaries becomes the president. i am sure GEJ doent want that.

    • Debo

      God bless you. Good thinking, good product.

  • BREAKING NEWS

    End of the road for Robert Mugabe Mohammed Morsi Buhari

    • Otile

      I know you are talking about Imam MohamedMuhammadu Buhari, the certificate forger in chief.

      • Funso

        Ọmọ àlè…na Otile na Tawanda.

  • taewo

    Okafor, another Arthur Nzeribe in the making. IBB used Arthur Nzeribe’s Association for Better Nigeria to obstruct the emergence of MKO Abiola as Nigeria’s president. What surprises me is that this type of people always come from thenSouth East.

    • Otile

      How many South Easterners did the Yoruba Fulani kill during the genocide?

      • Funso

        Otile ọmọ àlè dey come.

  • BREAKING NEWS

    AS IT STANDS NOW ……. APC HAS NO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR THE FEBRUARY 14, 2015 ELECTIONS … WHAT APC HAS IS A PRESIDENTIAL CERTIFICATE FORGER NAMED MOHAMMADU BUHARI …. A RETIRED NIGERIAN ARMY PRIVATE

    • Funso

      Otile to di ọmọ àlè.

    • Gaskiya

      Tell your father if you have any.

  • Uzoma John

    Na today. It is very easy to get a charge and bail lawyer to do GEJ and PDP’s dirty job. This matter in question will remain in the court archives, if not thrown out at the first hearing. We, the supporters of the able General are solidly behind him. If these PDP e-rats think this is going to disqualify GMB, they have another thing coming. We are not perturbed. Afterall GEJ has a case (which is a clear breach of the constitution in court) against his seeking 3rd term in office, which has been in progress without final ruling. GMB refuses to be distracted. Ahead with your issue based campaign. PDP is dead. They are looking who to drag down with them. GMB/Osinbajo for President and VP come FeBuhari 14. P.S: I hope there will be funds to run this country post May 29. The way GEJ is throwing about our common resources just to seek an unrealizable 3rd term in office is very alarming.

  • anneedu

    He needs real disqualification cause I see no reason why someone should be looking for a job without cert

    • Dan maikoko

      Albert Einstein got a professorship bestowed on him when he failed all courses in primary school except german. Thomas Edison built an electrical empire while never entering the 4 walls of any formal school. Richard Branson of the Virgin Group fame failed in school because of dyslexia, yet he set up a financial empire employing thousands of certificate wielding employees. From MSc wielding president to now a PHD Nigeria has been spiralling downwards at a speed as high as the certificate the president is wielding. Underdeveloped countries like Nigeria will never see progress until they forget about academic qualifications, discover and nurture talent wherever it is found.

      • Debo

        None of these guys declared fase information in an affidavit. Your staement should have read
        “Underdeveloped countries like Nigeria will never see progress until they de-emphasize academic qualifications, discover and nurture law abiding talent wherever it is found.”
        A talent could also be a criminal; that is bad for business.

  • Tambaya Kafinsoli

    Why can’t the PDP just keep quiet and play the simple trick for APC . Remember the case of salisu buhari. So Mr lawyer tell GEJ to keep mum not to even campaign so if haribubu wins they can surface and easily collect the mandate. But note that I must be given Minister for unfolding this plan

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    PDP bribe legal officer to go on strike to avoid legal action against Jonathan now they bribed to recalled them to enable them sue and stop Buhari since it was clear Buhari would win. PDP the poverty development party.

  • Remi

    Well done lawyer you now merit your share of the. N21billion. But let me advice you make sure it’s worth your while because your career like that of Jona your principal is destined for one direction only : downwards.

  • Kolawole Obafemi

    Another of the nation’s treasury looters desperate move, to stop Buhari from contesting the election by coercing the Judiciary Workers union to suspend it’s strike action even without achieving any objective for the strike. The case is bound to fail and that will make Buhari even more popular. I see this election as a battle for the millions of Nigerians who have been made poor by the rich few who turn the country to their goldmine. The struggle continues

    • Dan maikoko

      Thanks Kolawole. In Hausa Buhari used to say, “Jiki magaji”. Literally “the body tells”. Is a popular warning for kids that if they don’t listen to words, then their body will tell them. The collective body of all of us Nigerians is telling us now and we need change at all costs. The way of Jonathan is no way.

    • Original_Raskal

      f00l!

  • AIYEKOTO

    This is another Arthur Nzeribe of the old Association of Better Nigeria, that sought and obtained a midnight court injunction on June 11, 1993, baring NEC from conducting the Presidential election. But Nigerians are more wiser now and Mr Chukwunweike Okafor can ridicule himself as much as he wants by spreading umbrella over his head at sun set without rain. Buhari is more than qualified to contest the Presidential election and he is going to win. Period!!

    • Reality

      So are you saying that we should forget about Buhari’s certificate?

      • Benson Idahosa

        what did you say?

      • Dan maikoko

        Nope. We saw a copy of his certificate and if you can, then help this lawyers in court. For us and for the constitution “the” certificate is not an issue in Buhari’s eligibility. Its what ever qualifications INEC deemed fit.
        You can’t expect a dumb president to hire smart lawyers. So I am not surprised that this lawyers are not suing for perjury, rather they are suing for basic qualifications when the constitution did not set a minimum qualification (or any qualification for that matter).

        • Original_Raskal

          f00l! Buhari has not applied for his certificate! He promised to do so but haven’t. So from where did you see it? Or, are you referring to the katsina college statement of result writing by the principal as WAEC result?

        • Debo

          He added that “General Buhari’s affidavit that he possesses the West African School Leaving Certificate (WASC) are false, as not only did he not attach it to his nomination form, as compulsorily required, but his claim that the Certificates are in the custody of the Military has been denied by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Olajide Laleye”.
          Is that not perjury?

  • Rotimi

    Islamic State of Nigeria

    Nigerians are no longer Homo Sapiens. They no longer demonstrate the capacity to think.
    Hence, i project that in the next few months Nigeria will officially be declared an Islamic State.
    That’s because Islamism is the only emotional force that has filled Nigeria’s non-thinking gap.

    • Funso

      Rótìmí ọmọ àlè.

      • Nosa

        We have a failed state in Nigeria; Nigeria has failed.

        …….Professor Tam David-West

        [January 27th, 2015)

    • Dan maikoko

      They started from a forest called Sambisa. Now they have besieged Maiduguri. You are wrong Rotimi, boko haram will declare Nigeria an Islamic state in the next few weeks unless the clueless moron that is (mis) leading us is removed in two weeks.

  • anneedu

    God pls help us disqualify this man, give us the right man to lead us not buhari

    • Benson Idahosa

      Can you repeat that? Are you dreaming? Are you a Nigerian? Why do you dislike CHANGE so much? Are you a beneficiary of lack of change?

  • Bamikole Sola

    BUHARI is the man that can save Nigeria from corruption, insecurity e.t.c Vote BUHARI for better Nigeria.

  • Unique Fidel

    Buhari will just lead us to doom

  • Fillip

    When a lawyer comes to defend Buhari’s case, we should check his credentials as well. It is well known that forgers stick together.

  • boundeway

    If GMB is not academically qualified to run for President then he should be disqualified immediately. We cannot afford to allow an academic illiterate to contest or rule us peradventure he wins 2015 election, though he will not win GEJ.God forbid.

  • JamesAdebayo

    I find it hard to believe that in our country, after all that Nigeria has endured in the past, so many people turn their attention towards people like Mr Buhar who promises the moon and stars, but still fail to apply to our most basic constitutional principles. This is a man who 30 years ago made Nigeria suffer and was deposed by his own men because of the damage he did. This is a man who calls for his supporters to kill when he loses the 2011 elections. It is time to wake up and vote NO!

  • FadeelahO

    GMB has tried to gain as much time as possible with his credentials and I hope he is ultimately caught up by the INEC and unable to present himself. I’m sure the APC can do better than a former dictator for a candidate. He must prove he can be eligible for Presidency before the 14th, otherwise how could he be seen as credible, and should send nothing else than copies of his original school certificate, not affidavits, not forged documents or letters.

  • Chuckwuebuka Alavavite

    What Buhari does not have : a proper education, respect for democracy, a plan to help Nigeria if president.

    What Buhari has : a shameful autocrat’s past that was ended by the very soldiers who put him there, a track record of systematic failure at elections sicne 2003 (how can he be change after trying for so long), an advanced aged and possibliy a poor health.