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Nigerians React To Keyamo’s WAEC Comment On Presidency

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Nigerians React To Keyamo's WAEC Comment On Presidency

A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted comments made by Festus Keyamo (SAN), that one does not necessarily need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.

Naija News had reported earlier that Keyamo, who was the spokesperson of the 2019 Buhari Campaign Organization (BCM),  made this comment on Sunday night when he appeared on Channels Television.

While answering questions on the eligibility of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the presidential election, Keyamo said if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, you do not need a WAEC certificate to become president of Nigeria.

His words: “There are other levels of qualifications to run for the office of President. In fact, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, by the provisions of the constitution, you do not even need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.

“It becomes extremely foolish for anybody who is not statutorily empowered to issue WAEC certificates to come and challenge the body that has the statutory power to issue certificates,” the Senior Advocate of Nigeria had said.

Moments after Keyamo made the statement, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to air their opinions on the matter.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…


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