President Muhammadu Buhari once again failed to present his secondary school certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, and Nigerians aren’t taking it this time.
Buhari is the only candidate among the seventy contesting for president that failed to present his credentials after INEC released the list Thursday.
In the affidavit which he swore to, Buhari said, “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.”
This hasn’t gone down well with many Nigerians, who allege foul play in the president’s lack of credentials.
Many decry the level of rot in the system that allows a candidate to proceed without presenting credentials, while others wonder how a man who can’t produce his certificate could fix the nation’s woes.
Check out some of the reactions below…
If Buhari has no certificate to submit to INEC, other Presidential Candidates should also not submit credentials to INEC. Employers should stop demanding for certificates from job seekers. It should become illegal to ask for WAEC or academic qualifications from job seekers!
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) October 26, 2018
Your President doesn't have ordinary WAEC result but he's ruling a whole nation.
His citizens have to write & pass GCE/NECO/WAEC, UTME, Post-UTME to gain admission into the university.
But your President says he's fighting corruption.
— Your Ex (@OgaPromoter) October 26, 2018
Buharist tell ur booboo to release is waec result. no be only him be army obasonjo 2 na army. Abi any company fit Employ u without ur result. If u are preaching corruption then change should start with u.
— DJ KLIZZY (@SAMKLEF) October 26, 2018
Imagine being educated up to PHD level but you're defending someone that didn't write WAEC online. LOL I'd rather just keep quiet and vote. It's shameful
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) October 26, 2018
Asking Buhari who can't find his WAEC, even as the Commander in Chief of Nigerian Armed Forces, to look for solution to Nigerians and Nigeria problems is asking for too much.
— AJALA (@UNCLE_AJALA) October 26, 2018
Once again Buhari has refused to submit his WAEC certificate to INEC. Once again he says that it is with the military authorities.
Even though he has been Commander in Chief for the last few years he has been unable to retrieve them.
May God save Nigeria from this man.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) October 26, 2018
Buhari does not have WAEC certificate. Simple. And more than that, his knowledge of basic things is suspect.
— EDWARD Israel-Ayide (@wildeyeq) October 26, 2018
Listen..if you are a graduate and you know that you have even your WAEC cert and u are still supporting Buhari you are a disgrace to your entire generation,..this is not party issue here or about individual but for the interest of our nation.,how long must we keep disgracing
— Henry (@Henry12038060) October 26, 2018
We are now coming to terms with the fact that President Buhari does NOT have a WAEC certificate.
The level of rot, degradation and heap of lies sold and peddled by this administration has reached grandiose proportions.
May God deliver us from APC in Jesus Name ! pic.twitter.com/DDI4t3K23B
— AURA❤️COOL (@TWEETORACLE) October 26, 2018
INEC has received 70 presidential candidates names. 69 of them have submitted their credentials too.
The odd one is Buhari, who says his credentials are with the military
Same old story?
— Oke Umurhohwo (@Stalyf) October 26, 2018