President Muhammadu Buhari opened his defence on Tuesday by tendering some 26 documents, including copies of his academic credentials, including certified true copy (CTC) of the Confidential result sheet of University of Cambridge, West Africa School Certificate 1961 for Provincial Secondary School, Katsina.
Buhari,listed as the second respondent in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has also called his first witness.
The first witness, Major General Paul Chabir Tarfa, said he was a mate with the President in the Nigeria Army and that they were all enlisted on April 16, 1962.
He said they were enlisted upon passing the examination and that they were thought in all the courses they attended in English.
Under cross-examination by lawyer to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yunus Usman (SAN) the witness said they were not asked to submit their certificates to the Nigeria Army.
Usman: “You submitted al your school certificates to the Nigerian Army when you were enlisted?”
Witness: “There was nothing of such.”