My certificates are with the Military – Buhari

by James Sambo


Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general elections, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has informed the Independent National Electoral Commission that his academic qualifications and credentials are in the possession of the military.

While the academic qualifications of other Presidential candidates, are on display at the headquarters of the electoral commission, that of Buhari was nowhere to be found.

However, the erstwhile head of state had initially deposed an affidavit to at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, where he explained that all his certificates were with the Secretary, Military Board.

The affidavit was dated November 24, 2014, and was stamped and received by INEC on December 18 2014.

In the affidavit, Buhari stated: “I am the above-named person and deponent to this affidavit therein. All my academic qualifications documents as filled in my presidential form, President APC/001/2015, are currently with the Secretary, Military Board as of the time of presenting this affidavit. The affidavit is made in good faith and for record purpose.”

In a similar vein, the Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo had also told INEC that his Bachelors and Masters’ degree certificates in Architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, had been consumed by fire.

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