February 10, 2015 – March 28 has been fixed by an Abuja High Court to hear the suit filed to challenge eligibility of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari over his refusal to attach his West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate to the form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Justice Adeniyi had last week granted an expert motion to the plaintiff to put the defendant on notice via national dailies and the time in which the defendant must respond to issues raised since they were evading service.
The APC on Monday filed a suit challenging the ruling.
Counsel to the Defendant, Chief Wole Olanipekun and Lateef Fagbemi had established in court that they would file applications to challenge the competence of the suits and the steps taken in the litigation from the outset.
The defendant then prayed the court to adjourn the hearing to enable them process and file necessary papers, forcing the judge to adjourn hearing to February 23, 2015.
Among the reliefs sought by the plaintiff, represented by Chukwunweike Okafor and Max Ozoaka are that the INEC Form submitted by Gen, Buhari did not meet the requirements in line with sections 31(1)(2) & (3) and 31(8) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
The plaintiff is also seeking a declaration that the FORM CF 001 which was submitted to the INEC by Buhari was incomplete and consequently asked the court to declare the form as incompetent and disqualify the opposition candidate.