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‘Buhari has no certificate scandal’ – Presidency
The Presidency on Sunday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has no certificate scandal.
The Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, was reacting to a report in a national newspaper on leaders with past certificate controversy.
In the letter to the organization, Shehu wrote: “In reaction to your cover story this morning Sunday, March 26,2017, we wish to emphatically state that President Muhammadu Buhari does not fit into your categorization of leaders with certificate scandals because he bears none that is on available records.”
“In the course of the contest for the office of the President in 2015, a number of wild, untrue and malicious allegations were made against him in order to stop him from contesting for the office in the election.
“The issue of certificates was raised against him but the campaign successfully dealt with the allegations by providing evidence that not only was he qualified to run, he had a far higher academic qualification than is required by the constitution. As a result, he went on to run for the office and eventually win.