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1 Nov 2018

WAEC certificate: Pressure mounts against Buhari as CUPP Spokesman drags him to court

The Chairman of Action Peoples Party APP, Imo Ugochinyere, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court for failing to publicly present his WAEC certificate.

Also filed as defendants were; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in copy of the suit made available to DAILY POST on Thursday.

The suit, which was filed at the Federal High Court is asking the court to disqualify Buhari from running in 2019 if he does not make his certificate available for scrutiny.

Meanwhile, no date has been fixed for hearing.

The applicant, Ugochinyere, who is also the national spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), stated the rules must not be bent for anybody contesting for political office
He is also seeking for an order of the Court to compel WAEC to produce certified true copy of the ledger containing all the students of the Provincial Secondary School Katsina who sat for the 1961 examination alongside Buhari.

The plaintiff is also seeking to nullify the INEC publication of President Buhari name as one of the candidates for the 2019 election because he was not educated up to the minimum requirement and did not provide any evidence of his been educated up to at least school certificate level or its equivalent.

Meanwhile, in a statement on Thursday, Ugochinyere also raised the alarm over an alleged move by chieftains of the APC party to tamper with records in WAEC and upload a computer designed result which is aimed at misleading the public.

He called on WAEC “to preserve their age long integrity by resisting any move to doctor the results of students who sat for the 1961 exam”.

“This desperate last minute attempt by the APC leadership is to avert the disgrace and humiliation their candidate will suffer at the ongoing law suit which they have no defense.”

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