The Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, has been taken to a Federal High Court in Abuja over his eligibility to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Backstory: The plaintiff, Mahmoud Halilu Ahmed, has asked the court to disqualify the governor from recontesting in the 2019 elections on the grounds that he does not possess the required academic qualification to stand for the election.
Ahmed told the court that the Governor has not met the minimum requirement of possessing a school certificate as provided in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Other allegations: Submitting falsified documents at different times to the Independent National Electoral Commission and other inconsistencies in the Governor’s personal records as published by INEC.
Ahmed lost to the governor in the October 6, 2018 APC governorship primaries conducted in the state. had contested in the APC primary elections for the gubernatorial ticket of the party. He was the runner-up.
An independent rights activist group had sued Gov. Bindow governor over similar accusations. The group stated that Bindow had forged his West African Examination Council (WAEC) results and demanded a court order barring him from running during the primary elections held in the state.