The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has presented an attestation certificate to President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was contained in a tweet by Femi Adesina who is the special adviser to the president on media and publicity on Friday, November 2,
Governor Amosun of Ogun state renews attack on Oshiomhole Iyi Uwadiae who is the registrar of WAEC presented the certificate to the president at the State House.
President Buhari’s certificate issue has raised controversy as the 2019 presidential election draws near which was a repeat of what happened before the 2015 elections.
The controversy reared itself again after Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently disclosed that the president in an affidavit stated that his certificates are still with the military board.
However, either by design or omission, many Nigerians seem to have forgotten a report by Premium Times during build up to the 2015 elections.
In the said report, Government College, formerly Provincial Secondary School, Katsina – school where Buhari was said to have graduated from in 1961 – released his secondary school certificate examination results.
The results confirmed Buhari’s claim that he undertook the University of Cambridge West African School Certificate Examinations and obtained five credits in English Language, Geography, Hausa Language, History, and Health Science.
Defending himself in 2015, Buhari had in a press conference said: “My examination number was 8200002, and I undertook the examination together with some prominent Nigerians including, late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, and former president of Court of Appeal, Umar Abdullahi.”