Court Clears Tinubu Of Certificate Forgery
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has dismissed a certificate forgery suit filed against the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to disqualify him from the 2023 presidential poll.
The Action Alliance Party which filed the suit, wanted the court to declare claims by Tinubu in the nomination form he filled, to contest for the 1999 governorship poll, as false.
The claims, according to the party, included attending the Government College, Ibadan and the University of Chicago and wanted Tinubu to be sent packing from the president race, for alleged certificate forgery.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu in his judgement on Tuesday, described the suit as largely academic and grossly incompetent.
The judge also described the plaintiff as busy body by interfering in the internal affairs of another political party. Justice Egwuatu also declared the suit was statute barred because it was not filed within the mandatory 14 days, stipulated in the 1999 amended constitution.
Recall that A Federal High Court in Abuja also dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, from contesting the 2023 polls on the platform of the party.
The suit filed by a right activist, Ngozika Ihuoma last June, wants Tinubu to be disqualified on the ground that his nomination as the APC candidate violated the Electoral Act.