WEST African Examinations Council (WAEC) has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s West African School Certificate (WASC) to be genuine following the controversy trailing the authenticity of the certificate that was tendered for the president at the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.
Deputy Registrar of WAEC in charge of School Registration, Mr. Henry Adewumi, gave the confirmation yesterday while testifying before the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man panel.
According to Adewumi, President Buhari, who vied for the last presidential election on the ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC), obtained a Cambridge University West African Examination Certificate with five credits, discrediting every suggestion to the contrary.
Buhari had on Tuesday opened his defence against the petition filed by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in which PDP and Abubakar seek to nullify Buhari’s victory because, in their allegations, Buhari lacked the educational qualification to contest the election among other grounds.
Although two witnesses who claimed to be the president’s former secondary school mates testified that he obtained Cambridge University West Africa Examination Certificate in 1961, their evidence was disowned on Tuesday by WAEC through an official, Osidehinde Adewunmi who testified on a subpoena.