President of Nigeria does not need a WAEC certificate – Festus Keyamo explains

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The spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team, Festus Keyamo, has explained why the president of Nigeria does not need WAEC certificate to rule the country.

The legal practitioner made this known while speaking on Channels Television where the issue of President Muhammadu Buhari’s WAEC certificate was discussed.

Responding to the discussion, he said:

“There are other levels of qualifications to run for the office of President. In fact, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, by the provisions of the constitution, you do not even need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria”.

Later on Twitter, the lawyer further buttressed his point:

“Yes. Section 318 of the 1999 Constitution defines “School Certificate or its equivalent” to mean primary 6 School Leaving Certificate plus the ability to just speak, write, understand and communicate in English language to the satisfaction of INEC. No WAEC certificate is needed”.


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    kingsley 3 months ago

    that means illiterates should rule us. some people that have no vision and mission should jump into the office of high profile sit of our nation. my solicitor i guess you were called to bar without a waec certificate. no wonder your reasoning is this low.