President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the defeated presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar of not possessing the statutory educational qualification to vie for the Presidential position on February 23, 2019.
Buhari dared Atiku to reveal his “educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates,” before the tribunal.
Atiku’s petition alleged, among other things, that Buhari presented fake information abut his school certificate in the Form CF001, which he submitted to INEC.
Atiku said that Buhari did not own secondary school certificate he talked about in his form.
Reacting, Buhari’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), on behalf of the President, said he was in possession of more than the constitutionally needed educational qualifications to vie for political office.
He also revealed that it was Atiku who had no required educational qualification and dare him to prove it if he does.
A recent statement read, “The respondent (Buhari) avers that he is far more qualified, both constitutionally and educationally, to contest and occupy the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria than the 1st petitioner; and that in terms of educational qualifications, training and courses attended, both within and outside Nigeria, he is head and shoulder above the 1st petitioner in terms of acquisition of knowledge, certificates, laurels, medals and experience.
“Respondent states further that it is the 1st petitioner who is not qualified to contest the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and challenges the educational credentials and certificates of the 1st petitioner.
“The 1st petitioner is hereby given notice to produce and tender his educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates.”
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