We are ‘satisfied’ by Buhari’s academic qualification - INEC tells tribunal
INEC said it was satisfied with the educational qualification presented by President Buhari to contest the 2019 presidential election.
The electoral commission made this known inits response filed at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.
Recall that Atiku had again questioned President Buhari's certificate in one of his major grounds of petition filed against the president's victory.
INEC also argued that Atiku’s petition was lacking in merit and urged the tribunal to dismiss it The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it was satisfied by the academic documents submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to contest for the 2019 presidential election.
Recall that President Buhari's school certificatewas one of the major points raised by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Atiku Abubakar, in his petition filed at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.Atiku’s legal team said President Buhari claimed, in INEC filings, to have attended a school that could not be traced, adding that the president claimed to bear a certificatethat was not in existence at the time he claimed to have obtained it.
However, INEC in its response to Atiku’s grounds at the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, said it had no objections about President Buhari’s academic documents, Premium Times reports.
The newspaper adds that the electoral commission said it was “satisfied with the educational qualification presented” by President Buhari to contest for the apex political office.
The commission also argued that Atiku’s petition was “incompetent “lacking in merit” and “frivolous” thereby urging the tribunal to dismiss it.