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SETTLED: WAEC confirms Buhari sat for SSCE, issues him attestation
THE West African Examination Council (WAEC) has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari sat for the school leaving certificate examination.
WAEC Registrar, Iyi Uwadiae, issued Buhari an attestation and confirmation result at the State House on Friday.
The development should put a stop to the controversy that had surrounded Buhari’s credentials which came up again after the President submitted his nomination form for the 2019 presidential election, without including his school leaving certificate.
In the affidavit he deposed to as part of requirements by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Buhari stated that “All my academic qualification documents as filled in my Presidential form, APC/001/2015 are currently with the Secretary of the Military Board”.
A similar scenario had also played out prior to the 2015 general election as Buhari’s inability to provide some relevant academic credentials prompted series of lawsuits, all of which were later struck out.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, took to Twitter to announce the recent development, as well as taunt those he described as “the naysayers”.
“WAEC presents attestation certificate and confirmation of school cert result to President Buhari. What will the naysayers say next?” Adesina tweeted.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had threatened to go to court to challenge Buhari’s inability to present his school leaving certificate as required by the constitution.