The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the forthcoming 2015 general elections, Muhammadu Buhari, has said he doesn’t have his certificates.
The former Head of State told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that his academic qualifications and credentials are with the military, Punch reports.
When journalists visited INEC headquarters in Abuja on Monday, December 29, Buhari’s academic qualifications were not on display like that of other presidential candidates.
In an affidavit dated November 24, 2014, which he deposed at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, he explained that all his certificates were with the Secretary, Military Board.
The affidavit was stamped and received by the INEC on December 18, 2014.
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Buhari stated in the affidavit: “I am the above-named person and deponent to this affidavit therein. 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.”
Meanwhile, the Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo had also told INEC that his Bachelors and Masters’ degree certificates in Architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, had been consumed by fire.
The 2015 general elections is drawing close and the various political parties are gearing for the victory.
The INEC has recently released an official list containing the names of candidates for the 2015 presidential elections.
The list showed that ten presidential candidates will be slugging it out in the February 14, 2015 presidential election.
The electoral body, however, listed eleven conditions under which any of the presidential candidates or other candidates can be disqualified from contesting election.