– Justice Adeniyi Ademola, of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, June 16, was forced to adjourn a suit challenging the academic credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari, a top source has confirmed.
Justice Adeniyi, in his ruling said that the case was adjourned indefinitely, following a notice of appeal filed by the President.
Recall, that Buhari had on Wednesday, appealed against a previous ruling of the court dismissing his preliminary objection to the suit, filed by Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, an Abuja-based lawyer.
Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, had in his suit, argued that President Buhari was not qualified to run for president, because he did not possess the minimum qualification to run for the office.
He is claiming that Buhari did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate, in 1961.
The decision of Justice Adeniyi to adjourn the case indefinitely, has been interpreted as a soft landing given to Buhari, following speculations that the Presidency might be forced to push for his retirement, if the case is given accelerated hearing.
President Buhari in arguing his case, hired 13 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN, led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
Others were Lateef O. Fagbemi (SAN), Akin Olujinmi (SAN), Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu (SAN), Kola Awodein (SAN), Taiwo Osipitan (SAN), Charles Edosomwan (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN), Femi Atoyebi (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN), Funke Aboyade (SAN), H.O. Afolabi and 10 other counsels.