Controversy trails Buhari’s attestation certificate from WAEC


Reactions have continued to trial the presentation of attestation certificate and confirmation of WAEC result to President Muhammadu Buhari by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), based in Ghana, on Friday.

The Registrar of the Council, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, made the presentation at the president’s mini conference hall at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the attestation certificate presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the West African Examination Council, WAEC, on Friday.

The main opposition party said the presentation of the confirmation of school certificate result to Buhari was a “tragicomedy.”

WAEC, through its Registrar, Iyi Uwadiae, had on Friday issued the West Africa Examination Council certificate to the President.

Reacting to the development, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary , Kola Ologbodiyan, told journalists in Abuja that the party never expected Buhari to come this low.

He said, “it is a tragicomedy. We never expected Mr. President to dramatically come this low because you cannot have a certificate and be calling it an attestation.

“What are they attesting to? We stand by our position that Mr. President has no school certificate.

“it is simply a political certificate. We have said that the Buhari presidency and his handlers are always fretting at the mention of a certificate.

“So, they want to mislead Nigerians to say that Mr. President has a school certificate

“if Mr. President has a certificate, why did he not use it in 2015 election? Why is the certificate suddenly emerging few months to the election? And have you checked the photograph that was attached to the certificate? In 1961, was it the requirement of WAEC to have a passport attached to school certificate?

“Even in our own generation, was a condition in WAEC that you must submit your passport to be attached to your certificate? They should come off it. It’s too low.

“You remember they procured Martin Luther Award presented to our president which later was discovered to be fake? This is a similar award, a procured. We are waiting for the story of its declaration as another procured document.”

Media mogul, Dele Momodu has also reacted to issuance of attestation certificate and confirmation of school certificate result to President Buhari.

Reacting, Momodu, in a post on his Twitter page, said Buhari’s attestation from WAEC has caused more distractions than solutions.

According to him, the purpose of displaying the certificate to the public by the presidency has not douced doubts.

The media mogul wrote: “I think this Buhari attestation by WAEC has caused more distractions than solution; he should have maintained the status quo because it is almost impossible to convince the doubting Thomases that litter everywhere in Nigeria.”