- The conversation about the academic qualification of the various presidential candidate has become a trending topic
- A few months back, some of the candidates testified that their certificates were nowhere to be found which in turn raised a lot of doubts
- However, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party took exception as his first-degree certificate surfaced on social media
The build-up to the 2023 general election has been laced with a lot of drama across different political parties.
Controversial issues of aspirants challenging the outcome of primary elections, delegate inducement, verbal attacks, and a host of others have been the trend so far.
However, one of the most common scandals in the build-up to the 2023 general elections is the issue of academic certificates.
Most recently, some aspirants and candidates could not find their certificates with excuses that they got perish or it was nowhere to be found.
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Some of the big names that have been involved in this scandal include the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP), Abdulmalik Ado Ibrahim, Action Democratic Party (ADP), presidential flag bearer, Sani Yabagi and a host of others.
Peter Obi’s BSc, NYSC certificate surfaces
Meanwhile, the presidential flag bearer of the Labour Party, Peter Obi became the first presidential candidate to make his first degree, and the National Youths Service Corp (NYSC) certificate public.
His degree certificate as sighted by Legit.ng on social media was released by Oseloka Obaze a former diplomat and a chieftain of the Labour Party.
His caption accompanied by the certificate reads:
“For those who want to verify @PeterObi University degree. Let the other candidates do the same.”
The content of the certificate shows that the former Anambra state governor graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1984 with second-class honours (lower division) in Philosophy, and his name is clearly written as "Gregory Peter Ouwubuasi Obi"
2023 election: Peter Obi reels out plans for bandits, and agitators if elected president
Meanwhile, presidential hopeful, Peter Obi said his administration will not entertain dialogue with bandits.
He said dealing with bandits does not require constitutional review, but acknowledges that Nigeria needs to be restructured.
Peter Obi said his administration will not turn deaf ears to agitators whose plight must be heard.