The Governor of Adamawa State, Jibrilla Bindow, has been sued, over the alleged forgery of his West African Examination Council, WAEC, certificate.
The Governor was sued by the Global Integrity Crusade Network, GICN, a rights group.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the All Progressives Congress, APC, WAEC, and the Police, are all defendants in the suit, filed at the Abuja Federal High Court.
The GICN asked the court to compel WAEC to produce the Governor’s certificate.
The group also asked the court to determine “whether by the true interpretation of section 177 (d) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the first defendant (Jibrilla), is not absolutely disqualified from seeking re-election to the office of Governor, on the ground that he does not possess a school certificate or its equivalent, issued to him by the second defendant, either in 1983, or at any time whatsoever.
“Whether the fourth defendant should not decline to present the first defendant to the third defendant, to purposes of screening, ahead of the forthcoming election to the office of Governor of Adamawa State, on the ground that he does not possess a school certificate or Its equivalent, issued to him by the second defendant, either in I983, or at any time whatsoever”.
The GICN, also requested an order directing the Police to “carry out its legal duty, by arresting and prosecuting the first defendant for perjury, if the fifth defendant investigates and finds that first defendant neither completed his secondary education at Government Secondary School, Mangu, Plateau State, in 1983, nor was issued any school certificate or its equivalent, by the second defendant.”