The school principal who released the WASC result of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, is alive and well, the police have said.
The Katsina Police Command on Sunday dispelled rumour of the alleged murder of Ballo Isyaku, Principal of Government College, Katsina.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Aminu Sadiq, stated this to journalists in Katsina.
He said that the command had contacted top officials of the ministry of education and they confirmed that the principal was hale and hearty.
Mr. Sadiq said that the command had also contacted the Commissioner for Education, and the Zonal Director of education, who assured the police that the rumour was false.
“We are surprised to read the story online that the principal had been killed by unknown gunmen.
“The command wish to state that the principal in question is currently organising a naming ceremony for a new born baby that came into his family.”
The spokesperson called on the members of the public to disregard the publication as the handwork of mischief makers, adding that some disgruntled elements were out to cause disaffection among the residents of Katsina.
PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively published the result released by Mr. Isyaku after the APC candidate wrote the school to release the official results following rumours that he did not possess a secondary school certificate and was thus not qualified to contest the February 14 presidential election.