Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, indefinitely adjourned a suit challenging the academic credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Justice Adeniyi in his ruling said that the case was being adjourned indefinitely, following a notice of appeal filed by President Buhari.
Recall that President Buhari had Wednesday, appealed against a previous ruling of the court dismissing his preliminary objection to the suit filed by Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, an Abuja-based lawyer. Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had in his suit argued that President Buhari was not qualified to run for president because he did not possess the minimum qualification to run for the office. He is alleging that Buhari did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961.
To however argue his case, President Buhari hired 13 Senior lawyers led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN). Others were Lateef O. Fagbemi (SAN), Akin Olujinmi (SAN), Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu (SAN), Kola Awodein (SAN), Taiwo Osipitan (SAN), Charles Edosomwan (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN), Femi Atoyebi (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN), Funke Aboyade (SAN), H.O. Afolabi and 10 other counsels.