Buhari has no certificate scandal – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari has no certificate case hanging on his neck as being insinuated in some quarters.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, gave this clarification while reacting to theSunday Punch newspaper where the president was featured among prominent Nigerians the paper alleges have certificate scandals.

Mr. Shehu said the president was not in the category of Nigerian leaders with questionable certificates.

He enjoined the Punch editors to update their records to avoid making this repeated mistake.

The statement read: “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 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.

“Since the purpose of the challenge was primarily to stop him from being a candidate in that election, the challengers either voluntarily withdrew or abandoned the cases soon after he won and all of them were subsequently struck off by the courts.’’

The presidential aide therefore maintained that president had no certificate case hanging on his neck.



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  • Isi Agwo

    Where is Bokohari’s WASC?

    • dpfrank


    • Olatubosun

      You are insane

  • Aminu Baba

    Garba Shehu, is that the best Defence you can muster for the President? Are u struck by amnesia? What of the dozens of woefully failed court cases raised by very prominent South South lawyers, hired by their ethnocentric and religious bigots, some of them even SANs. I, for one, know of the case personally led by Mike Ezekhome, an SAN, who had to ignominiously eat dust because he was thoroughly thrashed at the court and ended up humiliated. Since then, the man has never opened his horrible mouth again to accuse our President on any certificate nonsense. Iam thoroughly disappointed in you, Garba Shehu

    • Frank Bassey

      You have said nothing, absolutely. Your argument even worsened Shehu’s nebulous defence. The issue is that the President was accused of not possessing WASC and was challenged to attached copy if he had, That was not done. That he rode to power on the populism that greeted his appearance when Nigerians were tired of his predecessor does not eliminate the fact that up till today, copy of PMB’s WASC has not been presented. “ignominously eat dust” has no bearing here. What I had expected Shehu to say was, PMB was accused of not having a WASC, and that was proved wrong when it was presented. Please have you seen copy of PMB’s WASC?

  • Femi

    All yea bad belle people wey say Baba no get secondary school sabiticate, una don hear am? Baba no dey among those Nigerians at all. His case was successfully dealt with before the elections and it was proven that he was more than qualified to contest with even higher degrees

    Anyway, how is this different from Dino showing us Masters dissertations when all we are asking is that he show his BSc? All we ask of Buhari is to produce his secondary school certificate which he swore on oath to be with the military authorities. It is that simple. If you can’t produce this, then you are among (if not number 1) on the notorious list of Nigerians with Toronto/Chicago sabiticate palaver..

    • Julius

      Don’t mind the biafraudians jare !

  • Julius

    Otile is still doing his ‘intellectual ‘ research on this certificate saga and I for one can’t wait for his findings !!. Oya, otile, how is it going now that the good Lord has shamed you because he is alive?

  • Right Minded

    Can someone who didnt attend a secondary school in the first place have a certificate scandal? These BUhari people are the ones causing problems for him. They should have allowed sleeping dog lie. Why go back to the issue when they know he doesnt have one. Buhari is a dunce, period! Lets move on.



  • Man_Enough

    if anybody thought that he had a good case against our president why did he withdraw? the fact that president buhari had become the president did not stop the mischief makers from pursuing the case to a logical conclusion. they discovered that they had no case.

    • dpfrank


    • GEO

      Listen, the only thing that would have disgraced the law suits would have been the production and display of an authentic WAEC for Buhari. That never happened and will never happen because he does not have one. Period.

      When you simply let peace reign with these leaches and parasites they think you’re a coward. They should have continued that case to its logical conclusion and see if that does not set Nigeria on a tail spin. Nigeria having a constitution elected an unqualified goat header president solely on account of his being fulani and former dictator head of state. Look at the state of the country’s economy and tell me if someone with half a brain is president.

  • obiora

    If he has then let him SHow it.

    • dpfrank

      Check in your other room

  • Damilola

    They’ve been in govt for almost two years, but not even his defence minister could check the nooks and cranny of the defence hq for baba bubu’s certificates. I guess GEJ went with it to Otuake. Yeye de smell…… instead of writing for d processing of the certificate from the Cambridge or Showing a copy from the military he lied to av hidden it, he went ahead to hire 14 SANs and numerous oda lawyers to defend him in court. Over d certificate with the military he now controls!! ? ?? Dump heads

    • Right Minded

      I tire o

    • dpfrank

      Stop making out issues out of no issue

  • dpfrank

    You are not real

    • Olatubosun

      Leave that trash jare….
      Very senseless

  • dpfrank

    Nigerians are solidly behind PMB on this matter

    • Olatubosun


  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    What Garba Shehu meant to say is: BUHARI HAS NO CERTIFICATE.

  • Olatubosun

    God bless Nigeria and God bless buhari and his cabinets

  • Olatubosun

    Buhari you’re wonderful

  • Olatubosun

    God bless our president

  • Eldorado

    God bless my president.
    BUHARI TILL 2023!

  • Impulse400

    Shehu Garba, has Nigeria become the second largest producer of rice in the world…?