The Supreme Court on Friday held that President Muhammadu Buhari was “eminently qualified” to contest for the last presidential election.
Justice John Okoro, read the full judgment of the apex court prepared by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.
The full judgment was to give a full explanation for dismissing the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
According to the full judgment of the apex court delivered on Friday, it was affirmed that the constitution only required a candidate contesting the presidential election to be educated up to secondary education even when the candidate does not have the certificate.
The court further stated that has worked in the public or private service for a period not less than 10 years, and can read, write and communicate in the English language to the satisfaction of INEC is qualified to contest for the presidential election.
It added that Buhari did not present false information about his educational qualification to the INEC.