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Certificate saga: Not yet judgment day for Buhari



Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has again floored opponents seeking his disqualification from the March 28 presidential election, as a Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned all the suits in the matter to April 22 and 23, 2015.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola fixed the date after he dismissed applications by two intended parties to join the suit as defendants. ‎The judge said the adjournment would affect all the pending suits against Buhari in his court.

The judgment on the suit, praying the court to disqualify Buhari from the presidential race for various allegations surrounding his qualification and certificate, had earlier been fixed for Wednesday March 25.

But it may not yet be uhuru for Buhari, as the matter still comes up before the handing over date of May 29. Analysts are of the opinion that if he does win the presidential election, he would still face a serious legal battle if the court declares him unqualified to have contested in the first place.

The adjournment has however put a seal on speculations that the ruling government was conniving with the courts to bar Buhari from contesting the election, because it (PDP) was scared he may win.

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