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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On Buhari’s WAEC Certificate Saga

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has insisted that Muhammadu Buhari needs a Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate (SSCE) to contest for presidency in Nigeria.

Naija News recalls that the Spokesperson for the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Festus Keyamo (SAN) had in one of his recent tweets explained that to occupy of the office of Nigeria’s number citizen, one does not need a WAEC certificate.

However, during a live broadcast from Radio Biafra at the weekend, Kanu explained that the 1999 constitution (as amended) makes it clear that Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate only applies to those seeking work in a State and not at Federal level.

He said: “The 1999 Constitution makes it clear that Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate only applies to those seeking work in a State.

“Those that quoted this ‘Interpretation’ out of context to justify the ridiculously unconstitutional claim that Jubril/Buhari does not need a WAEC certificate to contest for the presidency is a disgrace to the league of Senior Advocates of Nigeria and the legal profession in general.

“This section of the constitution refers to state employees, not even federal workers and has to do with employment not running for the office of the president.

“Note, a person needs a specified qualification School Certificate (WAEC) to sit in Aso Rock, not Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate.

“Jubril/Buhari and Atiku need WAEC to be the President of Nigeria.”


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.




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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am