Nigeria’s Vice President , Namadi Sambo and APC Presidential Candidate fail to present their certificates to INEC

December 30, 2014 7:35 pm

Nigeria’s Vice President and running mate of President Goodluck
Jonathan, Namadi Sambo and APC Presidential Candidate, Gen
Muhammadu Buhari, have both failed to present their University Degree
certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission as part of
documents to be tendered before the electoral commission by any
aspirant

Arc. Namadi Sambo who presented his
nomination forms to INEC on Dec 10th stated in his form that his BSc and
MSc certificates from his Alma mater, Ahmadu Bello University ABU got
burnt in a fire incident. He however tendered a “To Whom It May Concern”
letter from authorities of the ABU stating  that he was a student of
their school. 
The letter in part read  
“I
certify that the above-named person having completed an approved course
of study and passed the prescribed examinations was awarded the
Bachelor of Science (Architecture) with Second Class Honours (Lower
Division) in 1976 by the Senate of this University. His original
certificate got burnt. Please treat his case in view of this
certification. Thank you.”
On
his part, APC Presidential candidate, General Buhari said he could
not tender any of his academic certificates before INEC because all his
certificates are with the Military board and not at his disposal. An
affidavit sworn by Gen Buhari rtd at High court in Abuja on November 24th to this effect reads in part,  
“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 purpose,”.
All
political aspirants are expected to tender their academic certificates
while submitting their nomination forms. Other aspirants including
President Jonathan have tendered their certificates to the electoral
body.
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