A farmer from Abia State, Sergin Onuka Ibe has prayed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, not to allow Muhammadu Buhari to contest the March 28 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) due to the pending perjury charge against him.
The plaintiff, through his lawyer U.O. Ukairo, prayed the court to invoke its original powers and compel Buhari to not only withdraw from the presidential race, but to equally stop parading himself as a bonafide candidate for the poll.
He maintained that Buhari violated the provision of section 31 of the Electoral Act by lying on oath about his educational qualifications. He added that a personal investigation he conducted revealed that Buhari lacks the basic educational qualifications, adding that the information the 1st defendant supplied to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in his Form CF001, were false.
Aside Buhari and the APC, INEC was also joined as a defendant in the suit marked FHC/UM/C9/13/15.
Meantime, Justice Ademola Adeniyi has ordered that the court processes be served on Buhari at his official residence at 4A and B Sultan Lane, Off Sultan Road in Kaduna.
The Judge said the defendant could as well serve the Originating Summons on the 1st defendant via substituted means, to wit; publishing same in any national daily.
The case was subsequently adjourned to March 26 for hearing.