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I'm not involved in any certificate scandal - Buhari


I'm not involved in any certificate scandal - Buhari

 
As the educational cer­tificate controversy of Senator Dino Melaye rages on, President Muham­madu Buhari, on Sunday de­clared that he was not in­volved in any educational certificate scandal.
The President reacted to a report by a national dai­ly (not The AUTHORITY), which listed him and other prominent Nigerians such as former President Good­luck Jonathan, former Sen­ate President, Evans En­werem, former Speaker of the House of Representa­tives, Salisu Buhari, Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinu­bu, as having been enmeshed at one time or the other in certificate scandals.
His declaration was con­tained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assis­tant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Shehu said that Buhari did not fit into the class be­cause he had no certificate scandal, but admitted that the issue of certificate was raised against the President among other allegations be­fore the 2015 presidential election which he won.
He said: “We wish to em­phatically state that Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari does not fit into the catego­risation 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 won”, the statement read.

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