The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as the worst national embarrassment, the public opinion that the Presidency allegedly procured a forged West African Examination Council Certificate attestation and confirmation for President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the opposition party, it is a huge smear on the nation’s integrity and the Office of the President, saying that Nigeria had been turned into a laughing stock for international community.
The statement was issued on Sunday in Abuja by Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP.
“A check on the attestation clearly shows that it does not have the original certificate number, the key authentication feature in all genuine attestations by WAEC.
“Instead, a non-applicable is entered, indicating that the beneficiary does not have a certificate to be attested to and rendering the said attestation unauthenticated, fake and of no effect.
“Also, the attestation is for the West African Senior School Certificate, which President Buhari couldn’t have sat for, given that the Senior School Certificate Examination was established only in the late 1980s.
“Does it not smack of a high level scam that the same WAEC, which, in 2015, confirmed that it did not have the records of President Buhari’s certificate, now had to send officials to present Mr. President with an attestation that has no original certificate number?”