Buhari Responds To Certificate Controversy, Tags Allegation Desperate

Channels Television  
Updated January 19, 2015

BuhariThe All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, has broken his silence on the debate over his credentials.

Since the PDP raised alarm over the Buhari certificate issue, a rights’ group, the Integrity and Justice Initiative at a press conference have also challenged the candidate and INEC over the matter, alleging that the retired General had been silent over the matter.

“General Buhari as things stand, does not qualify to stand as a candidate for the February 14 presidential election, as he has failed to show proof that he has been educated up to school certificate level.

“Whilst his standing as a former military Head of State is not in doubt, we posit that as a nation governed by laws, any individual wishing to be President of Nigeria in this democratic dispensation must comply fully with the provisions of the 1999 constitution,” the group said.

General Buhari, however, spoke to Channels Television on the issue.

“I have contested elections three times and that’s the same rule by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) where there is basic education qualification that you have and I was allowed to contest all these election because my certificate was in order.

“There are even individuals that wrote to the United States War College and the College answered them and its published in some of your papers .

“Really, this desperation of disinformation that is being passed around will do nobody any good because our minds are being taken away from the serial issues of corruption and incompetence by the PDP.”