Certificate Forgery: Court fixes Sept 7 for hearing of suit against Tinubu
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has set a date to hear a suit seeking to nullify the candidature of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over an allegation of certificate forgery.
The vacation judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed September 7 for the hearing just as he granted an ex-parte order for substituted service on Tinubu, who invaded the personal service of court processes.
The case was filed by four chieftains of the APC who were delegates at the party’s national convention in Abuja, namely; Memuna Suleiman and Jigo Mohammed Garba, Ofodu Anthony and Ibiang Miko Ibiang.
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They instituted the action against the electoral body, the 1st defendant, along with the APC, Tinubu, National Assembly and Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice as the 2nd, to 5th defendants respectively.
The appellants have asked the court to bar Tinubu who is the flag bearer of the APC from participating in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election alleging that the information he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the presidential candidate of the party was false.