Suits seeking the disqualification of presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, suffered setback as the court adjourns the cases till April 22 and 23, 2015, almost a month after Nigeria’s presidential election.
By the adjournment by a Federal High Court in Abuja, Buhari will contest the March 28 presidential election.
The presiding Judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, fixed the date after he dismissed applications by two intended parties to join the suit as defendants.
According to justice Ademola, the adjournment would affect all the pending suits against Buhari in his court.
Tension had mounted over possible disqualification of Buhari, even as the APC candidate, a former military dictator who outlawed the power of the courts as a military ruler, had failed to publicly show his academic qualification, even after being accused of not having the minimum qualification to contest the election.
The APC had warned against any orchestrated, last-minute disqualification of its presidential candidate in order to pave the way for an easy victory for President Goodluck Jonathan or even another postponement of the elections.