INEC Cannot Disqualify Buhari – Jega

Prof. Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has insisted that the commission cannot disqualify the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, even if he does not present his senior school certificates in the future.

According to Punch, Jega, disclosed this on Wednesday night during an interview on Channels TV programme, titled, Straight Talk With Kadaria, said those asking the commission to disqualify Buhari were free to go to court.

He said the Electoral Law permitted any presidential candidate who can not cite any documents that he could not produce, to swear an affidavit.

On the issue of Buhari’s eligibility and the calls for INEC to disqualify him, Jega said, “When a political party presents a candidate and he meets all the requirements of submission -deadline and the forms- INEC cannot reject such a candidate.

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