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FW: Does President Buhari need a WAEC certificate?

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

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This article is part of our #FirstWord series to provide context on trending news.

President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has (again) failed to provide his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Presenting his school certificates is one of the requirements for contesting in the upcoming 2019 elections.

President Buhari, in an affidavit, told INEC that he his credentials, including his West African Examination Council (WAEC) are with the Secretary of the Military Board.

“I am the above-named person and the deponent of this affidavit herein. All my academic qualification documents as filled in my Presidential form, APC/001/2015 are currently with the Secretary of the Military Board as of the time of this affidavit,” - Muhammadu Buhari


Does President Buhari need a WAEC certificate?

In short, no. A primary six school certificate, alongside other requirements, is enough to qualify for the position of the President. 

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