The Presidential Electoral Petition Tribunal has ruled that President Buhari possesses the West African School Certificate Examination, WASCE, to contest the 2019 presidential election.
The tribunal said Buhari was not only qualified, but eminently qualified to contest the election, saying that the petitioners (Atiku Abubakar and PDP), could not run away from the fact that Buhari obtained WASCE for qualification for the election.
The court said apart from being qualified, the president also obtained other certificates to validate claims that he is eminently qualified for the presidential poll.
The Chairman of the tribunal, Garba Mohammed, therefore struck out the claims by the PDP and Atiku that Buhari did not possess the needed qualification for the election and that he presented false information to INEC.
In the Court ruling that was still being read at the time of presenting this report, the judges declared that Buhari was qualified beyond the minimum requirements to challenge the presidential elections in Nigeria.
The court added that the evidence presented by the petitioners even showed that Buhari was trained to have a West African school certificate (WASCE) and beyond.
The court also stated that the petitioners did not prove their claim that Buhari does not have the qualification to challenge the 2019 presidential elections, so he determined that there is no falsity in the reliability of the personal information presented to the INEC by Buhar before the elections .