Buhari Qualified to Contest Poll – Tribunal


The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has ruled that President Muhammadu Buhari is qualified to contest the 2019 presidential election.

The Justice Mohammed Garba-led Tribunal dismissed claims by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar that Buhari was not qualified to contest the election on account of his qualifications.

The tribunal said the allegation and the argument that he did not attach the qualification listed in his INEC Form CF001 was not the requirement in sections 131, 137 and 138(1) and (b) of the Nigerian Constitution as well as the requirement of Section 176 of the Constitution.

“In my view, the second respondent (Buhari) posses impressive credentials to contest the office of the president.

“The second respondent is not only qualified, but eminently qualified to contest for the office of the president” Justice Garba ruled.

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