The date set by an Abuja Federal High Court for the hearing of a lawsuit attempting to bar Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, from running in the 2023 elections is September 7.
Due to allegations that he provided fraudulent information to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, four APC leaders had filed a court petition asking for Tinubu to be disqualified from the presidential election.
The plaintiffs claimed Tinubu lied in an affidavit submitted to INEC in 1999, in which he claimed to have attended St. Paul Aroloya Children Home School, Ibadan, from 1958 to 1964, and Government College, Ibadan, from 1965 to 1968. This was stated in a 33-paragraph affidavit in support of the lawsuit, deposed to by one Ibiang Miko Ibiang.
Judge Ahmed Mohammed approved a request for substituted service on Tinubu in his ex-parte decision.
Goddy Uche, the plaintiffs’ attorney, notified the court that substituted service was now required because all efforts to serve the presidential candidate had failed.
The court mandated that court documents be delivered to the APC’s national secretariat and that Tinubu should be considered to have received them in a proper manner.
He set the hearing date for September 7th.
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