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Buhari Reacts On His WAEC Certificate Controversy

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announcement that it is going to court to challenge his West African School Certificate (WASC).

Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity said it was a waste of time because the record was available, as well as those of higher qualifications obtained by hard work and truly merited by Mr President.

A statement he signed Monday night read: “This certificate story is an old one. As Femi Adesina stated clearly, it is a settled issue in the courts. To approach the court to pursue a matter long settled by the temple of justice is an abuse of the judicial system. It is shameful, disgusting and disgraceful.

“It is clear to all at this time that the PDP, facing an imminent humiliating defeat wants to sow division and chaos by seeking the destruction of the institutional structures that support our young democracy.

“They are attacking the courts and the police, they are molesting INEC commissioners. They are theatrical in spreading falsehoods against persons including the President.

“By doing these, they assume that they can take away attention from the discussions on issues gaining momentum in the country; the issue of internal security which has been jeopardized by years of near-zero investment under 16 years of the PDP; the provision of long-delayed infrastructure which the President is pioneering; corruption to which the PDP is incurably tied and the sustenance of the prevailing good days in the economy, a business-friendly government working day and night, creating more jobs and affordable life for the poor.

“This election isn’t about the settled issues of certification. No matter how honeyed their sweet words, don’t believe them.

“Their evil record can never be washed away. The PDP set a record of murdering opponents of government and corruption on a scale never seen anywhere before.

“They put the national security at stake by diverting huge budgetary allocations to service their greed. Don’t believe their honeyed promises.”



  1. Let PDP chieftains bring the WAEC certificates of their children out, we send them to WAEC office for WAEC to determine their authenticity if WAEC will not disown up to 50% of them. They are the ones that have stolen the nation's moneys and their children can't effectively writetheir exams but had to employ merceneres or go to special centres. WHy cry wolf over nothing. Presidency is also wating its time looking into this issue. I'll like to see a court that has no cases to handle only to be considering such presentation. No judge that is worth his salt will entertain the case in his/her court. Antelopes can distinguih between the the agony of a wounded lion and the roar of a healthy lion. PDP, APC please develop yourmanifestos and stop using WAEC certificate to blind us from reality


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