Festus Keyamo, the spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign Council has drawn a comparison between Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s WAEC issue and that of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Keyamo had in an interview on Sunday claimed that under the Nigerian constitution, one does not need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.
However, shedding more light on the issue in a series of tweets on Monday morning, Keyamo pointed out that the WAEC board had confirmed that President Buhari sat and obtained his certificate while Senator Adeleke’s was allegedly forged.
Forgery occurs when the supposed author of a document denies ever making it or denies its authenticity. WAEC has confirmed the authenticity of PMB’s certificate by issuing an attestation of it. Case closed. In #OsunCaseScenario WAEC has denied the authenticity. See d difference?
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) April 15, 2019
Keyamo explained that forgery occurs when the supposed author of a document denies ever making it or denies its authenticity, adding that WAEC had confirmed the authenticity of Buhari’s certificate by issuing an attestation of it.
The senior lawyer said that in the case of Adeleke, WAEC has denied authenticity.
Keyamo, on his Twitter page, wrote: “By the definition of “School Certificate or its equivalent” in section 318 of the 1999 const. you don’t need a WAEC certificate to become President or Governor, but if you present a FORGED WAEC or other certificates to INEC for any office you will be disqualified.”