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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed September 7 for the hearing of a suit seeking the disqualification of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu from contesting in the 2023 elections.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that the plaintiffs who are four APC leaders are praying the court to determine that Tinubu is unqualified to represent the party in the 2023 presidential election because he allegedly provided false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
In a 33-paragraph affidavit filled in support of the suit deposed to by one Ibiang Miko Ibiang, the plaintiffs averred that Tinubu falsely swore to an affidavit in 1999 in which he claimed to have attended St Paul Aroloya Children Home School, Ibadan -1958-64, and Government College, Ibadan -1965-68 and presented the same to INEC.
According to the plaintiffs, the deposition is untrue. They claimed in his INEC form for the 2023 elections, Tinubu refused to include any information about his primary and secondary schools to hide the false information he had provided to INEC.
Ruling on an ex parte application, Justice Ahmed Mohammed granted an order for substituted service on Tinubu after the plaintiffs’ counsel, Goddy Uche, told the court that substituted service has become necessary because all attempts to serve the presidential candidate proved abortive.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that the court ordered that all court processes should be served on the national secretariat of the APC and that such service shall be deemed as having been properly served on Tinubu.