Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to berate President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to submit his credentials to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 elections.
Africa News 24 reports that all the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their academic credentials, to the commission.
However, President Buhari, a former head of state, was quoted to have said his academic records are with the military board.
In an affidavit, the President was quoted as saying: “I am the above-named person and the deponent of this affidavit herein.
“All my academic qualification documents as filled in my Presidential form, APC/001/2015 are currently with the Secretary of the Military Board as of the time of this affidavit.”
Africa News 24 recalls that Buhari tendered the same submission in the buildup of the 2015 elections but the military had denied being in possession of the academic credentials.
Apparently displeased with the President’s comment, Nigerians took to twitter to blast him for failing to submit his WAEC certificate for the second time.
Once again Buhari has refused to submit his WAEC certificate to INEC. Once again he says that it is with the military authorities.
Even though he has been Commander in Chief for the last few years he has been unable to retrieve them.
May God save Nigeria from this man.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) October 26, 2018
No decent human being will defend President Buhari's non-ownership of a WAEC certificate.
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) October 26, 2018
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President Buhari, order the military board to forward your WAEC certicate to INEC!
— ThankGod Ukachukwu (@kcnaija) October 26, 2018
He’s been President for more than 3 years and he still can’t find his WAEC Certificate? During the last elections it was assumpeed the then Govt was frustrating efforts to allow him get one – but the President telling INEC that his doc is with the Military is very annoying to me.
— Khaleesi (@AbangMercy) October 26, 2018
Dear President Buhari,
Permission to lead a PROTEST on your behalf to demand for the release of your WAEC certificate by the military. We are willing to collect teargas for you sir.
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) October 26, 2018
Integrity demands that you write to military authorities asking them to forward your credentials to INEC
Even @MBuhari followers are not prepared to accept NEPA Bill for WAEC in 2019
So, Mr President, Wey your certificate? pic.twitter.com/TCw8KKGiO6
— Kola Ologbondiyan (@officialKolaO) October 26, 2018
Buhari did not tender any academic record to become President, INEC conspired with APC to install a WAEC-LESS President. The whole world must see this, dont stop retweeting. Cc: @BBCAfrica @CNN @AJStream @USEmbassyAbuja @UKinNigeria pic.twitter.com/4x5vkCCrzW
— Oluyemi Fasipe🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) October 26, 2018
Dear Senator Adeleke,
If anyone ask you about your certificate, dont bother, dont be troubled.
Simply tell them, "My Certificate is with WAEC"
Let them go and sort it out there.
— The Nigerian Wailers (@NGRWailers) October 26, 2018
We can't insist that @mbuhari produces his WAEC certificate because if we do, his bloodthirsty supporters might unleash violence on the rest of us.
— Ose El Sudenih (@Papadonkee) October 26, 2018
How did we get here Nigeria?
How did we get this point where @MBuhari was elected @NGRPresident without a WAEC result, in a country who's total population's literacy level is at 59.6% (male: 69.2%, female: 49.7% as at January 20, 2018)?
How did we get here Nigeria?
— Ayeesha Musa (@AyeeshaMusa1) October 26, 2018
Imagine being educated up to PHD level but you're defending someone that didn't write WAEC online. LOL I'd rather just keep quiet and vote. It's shameful
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) October 26, 2018
Buhari does not have WAEC certificate. Simple. And more than that, his knowledge of basic things is suspect.
— Edward Israel-Ayide (@wildeyeq) October 26, 2018
This same old story Sir…For Eff sake what is the meaning of this..Are you not Buratai's boss again..CinC for that matter..
Another option was..
You could have just bought WAEC form and Sat for this thing since 1985 when IBB sent you back to Daura! https://t.co/sod0dHOjvw
— Anthony Ehilebo (@AnthonyEhilebo) October 26, 2018
INEC has received 70 presidential candidates names. 69 of them have submitted their credentials too.
The odd one is Buhari, who says his credentials are with the military
Same old story?
— Oke Umurhohwo (@Stalyf) October 26, 2018
Dullardinho doesn't have WAEC result. This man is a con artist.🤣🤣🤣
My credentials still with military, Buhari tells INEC – Punch Newspapers https://t.co/tm6EtIPPJF
— Kingsley (@kingysly_01) October 26, 2018
— «««d€nni$ Chiazor»»» (@deedee288) October 26, 2018