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Tribunal says Buhari highly qualified to contest 2019 presidential election

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By Toby Prince

The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has dismissed an argument by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to nullify the election of President Muhammadu Buhari on grounds of academic qualification.

Buhari was re-elected for a second term in office in February under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The tribunal ruled on Wednesday that Buhari possesses the West African School Certificate Examination, (WASCE) to contest the 2019 presidential election.

It said Buhari was not only qualified but “eminently” qualified to contest the election, saying that the petitioners, PDP and its presidential candidate at the election, Atiku Abubakar, could not dispute the fact that Buhari obtained WASCE which qualified him for the election.

The court said apart from being qualified, the president also obtained other certificates to validate claims that he is eminently qualified for the presidential poll.

Chairman of the tribunal, Garba Mohammed, therefore, struck out the claims by PDP and Atiku.

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