Constitutional Lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, yesterday said that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari was not qualified to contest for the election.
Speaking on the Africa Independent Television (AIT)’s Kakaaki programme, the lawyer said Buhari cannot contest the election following his alleged failure to present to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), his minimum requirements to participate in the election.
Ozekhome asserted that the APC presidential candidate did not comply with the provisions of the electoral law in filling the nomination form he submitted to INEC. “I know that Nigerians would be curious why is this matter just coming up for the first time and that after all this man has contested the last three Presidential elections.”
INEC has released the names of the 14 presidential candidates it said it had cleared for the election, including Buhari. So far, INEC has made no statement in defence of Buhari, who the body agreed his credentials checked out by clearing him for the election.