The Deputy Registrar of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Oshindehinde Adewumi, on Wednesday, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja that what was presented was not a certificate issued by his organization.
He noted that what the defendant, President Muhammadu Buhari, tendered was a statement of result, which is one of the primary requirements for the issuance of a certificate.
According to him, though the defendant does not have a certificate issued by WAEC, he is considered to have attended secondary school.
Adewunmi was testifying in a case before the tribunal filed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the victory of Buhari at the 2019 presidential election.
Among other things, the PDP had alleged that Buhari does not have the educational qualification to vie for the presidency, having allegedly failed to provide his secondary school leaving certificate.
Adewumi who was cross-examined before the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-member panel tribunal, said he could not confirm Buhari’s Cambridge Assessment International Certified Statement Of West African School Certificate issued in 1961, which was earlier admitted in evidence as exhibit R-21.
“This document is not bearing my name or signature. You cannot expect me to certify a document that is not from WAEC.
“This document is bearing Cambridge Assessment International Certified Statement. It is not a document from the WAEC”, the witness stated.
He confirmed that Buhari sat for eight subjects, out of which he got five credits in Oral English, History, Geography, Hausa and Health Science.
He said Buhari came out with aggregate score of 32 and was categorized in Grade 2.
“I confirm that whoever has this result has secondary certificate”, he added
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