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Buhari tells INEC: My certificates are with the military

Buhari tells INEC: My certificates are with the military
December 30
10:08 2014

The certificates of Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have not been made available to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

As part of screening, all the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit documents, including their credentials, to the commission.

But Buhari, a former military head of state, said the military was in possession of his credentials and instead tendered an affidavit he obtained at a federal high court in Abuja.

“I am the above-named person and deponent to this affidavit therein,” the document read.


“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.”

Namadi Sambo, Nigeria’s vice-president and running mate of President Goodluck Jonathan, also failed to present his own certificates to INEC.


Unlike Buhari, Sambo said his certificates were consumed by fire.

Sambo obtained a bachelor of arts degree in Architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

The credentials of all the 11 presidential aspirants in the 2015 election are currently on display at the commission’s head office in Abuja.



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