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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Sets Date For Tinubu’s Hearing

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed September 7, to hear a suit seeking to nullify the candidature of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over an alleagtion of certificate forgery.

The case was filed by four chieftains of the APC namely; Memuna Suleiman and Jigo Mohammed Garba, Ofodu Anthony and Ibiang Miko Ibiang.

They instituted the action against the electoral body, the 1st defendant, along with the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Assembly and Attorney General of Federation (AGF) 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 leading political party, APC from participating in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election alleging that the information the latter submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the presidential candidate of the party is false.

The vacation judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed has, however, fixed the date for the hearing.

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