Court Dismisses Bid To Stop Tinubu’s Certificate Forgery Suit

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: The Federal High Court denied the attempt by the -supporting group, led by Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje, to be included as an interested party in the defence of Tinubu in the certificate fraud case that the Action Alliance party had filed against him.

A request to dismiss the lawsuit brought against Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, was denied.

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A faction within the Action Alliance (AA) party attempted to stop the forgery suit, but the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday rejected their request.

The Federal High Court denied the attempt by the Tinubu-supporting group, led by Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje, to be included as an interested party in the defence of Tinubu in the certificate fraud case that the AA party had filed against him.

In his decision on Omo-Aje and his faction’s request for joinder, Justice Obiora Egwuatu rejected the application on the grounds that the prerequisites for such joinder had not been made available to the court.

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Justice Egwuatu ruled, among other things, that Omo-Aje failed to prove his claim to be the National Chairman of the AA and failed to explain how his interests would be harmed if he were not included as a defendant in the lawsuit.

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When rejecting the joinder plea, Justice Egwuatu stated that the group continues to be an obtrusive intrusive and troublemaker until their likely to be impacted interests are established.

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Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje and Ambassador Suleiman Abdumalik, who submitted the joinder application on behalf of their group, were found to have violated the requirements for joining, according to Justice Egwuatu’s decision.

The judge further ruled that they had failed to present any sort of argument to persuade the court to side with them.

The factional group had asked for the lawsuit against APC and Tinubu to be dismissed in the joinder motion on the grounds that they (as party officers) had not given their consent for the lawsuit to be filed in the name or on behalf of the party.

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The judge then gave the plaintiff (AA) till Friday, November 4, 2022 to present its case about Tinubu’s alleged certificate falsification.

In order for the court to decide the case within the allotted time allowed by law, Justice Egwuatu explicitly ordered that witnesses in the case be presented before the court.

In the lawsuit, the Action Alliance Party is requesting that Tinubu be disqualified from the 2023 elections due to an alleged certificate forgery.

Adding that the All Progressives Congress (APC) names be removed from the ballot for the 2023 presidential election after the party had sought the court on June 21 to prevent the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from doing so.

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The party asserted in the Writ of Summon designated FHC/ABJ/CS/954/2022 that the APC and Bola Tinubu, its presidential candidate, are unable to run in the 2023 election due to an alleged act of forgery Tinubu committed in 1999.

Tinubu was accused of forging the university of Chicago diploma he submitted in 1999 to help him qualify for the Lagos State governorship election, which Tinubu won, according to the lawsuit filed on behalf of the plaintiff by its lawyer, Mr. Upkai Ukairo.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Senator Bola Tinubu are named as the first, second, and third defendants in the lawsuit, which was dated and filed on June 21.

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