COURTROOM NEWS 29/06/2022
Action Alliance Drags APC To Court Over Tinubu’s Certificate
The Action Alliance (AA) has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from including the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the ballot for the 2023 presidential election.
The party is equally seeking the court to restrain INEC from accepting the name of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the presidential candidate of APC in the election.
In the writ of summons marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/954/2022, AA predicated its request on the claim that both the APC and its presidential candidate are not qualified to participate in the 2023 presidential election over alleged forgery committed by Tinubu in 1999.
AA claimed that Tinubu did not possess the certificates he claimed to have acquired from St. Paul’s Aroloya Children’s Home School, Ibadan from 1958 to 1964; Government College, Ibadan from 1961 to 1971; Richard Daley College, Chicago, Illinois, USA from 1969 to 1971; University of Chicago from 1972 to 1976; and Chicago State University from 1977 to 1979 in the INEC form CF001 in 1999.
The suit, filed by AA’s lawyer, Mr Ukpai Ukairo, further contended that “by virtue of sections 224 and 24 of the 1999 Constitution and the constitution of the 2nd defendant (APC), the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is to be occupied by a man of integrity and impeccable character.”
No date has been fixed for the hearing.