Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next month’s general elections, has asked his old school, Government College, Kaduna State to make available his result to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The former Head of State, said: “I attended Provincial Secondary School, Kaduna, now Government College, Kaduna, and sat the University of Cambridge/WASCE in 1961, the year we graduated, alongside (now the late) Shehu Musa Yar’Adua (Chief of General Staff under Gen Olusegun Obasanjo as Head of State) and Justice Umar Abdullahi, a former President of Court of Appeal . My examination number is 8202220.”
Buhari said the controversy over his certificate issue was the outcome of his vow to tackle unemployment, insecurity and corruption, accusing the Federal Government of employing every weapon in order to stay in power.
Shedding more light on the certificate controversy, Garba Shehu Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, , said in a statement Tuesday night that Buhari would address a new conference on the issue on Wednesday (today).
Buhari had in an affidavit he deposed to at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on 24 November, 2014 and submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission on 18 December, 2014, said that his certificates were with the military.
“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 purposes,” he had written.