Despite submitting his certificate to public domain, the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate General Muhammadu Buhari was accused by the PDP for hood winking Nigerians by forging his certificate.
Stating this yesterday the Director Media for the Presidential Campaign Chief Femi Fani-Kayode said the certificate displayed by the School representing the credentials of General Buhari is nothing but an ‘Oluwole’ manufactured copy.
According to Fani-Kayode, “having carefully studied the statement of result signed by the “school principal” and an “examination officer” of the Government College, Katsina, as well as the attached document titled UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE WEST AFRICA SCHOOL CERTIFICATE 1961, we wish to make the following observations and comments:
The results sheet which was attributed to the Cambridge examination body is clearly a super imposition of one document on another.
The column lines on the part where names are printed do not align with the blank columns while there is an introduction of extraneous lines on some other columns.
He said that the, “The document contains an obvious alteration on the Mathematics column of the candidate, Mohamed Buhari, who was assumed to have scored an “F” in the subject. This raises a very fundamental issue of validity in view of the fact that the accompanying result sheet states that “any alteration or erasure renders this statement of Results invalid.”
He said, “This is the standard practice in all interpretation of documents especially academic records. The question we put to Gen Buhari and his party is whether this alteration was done by the University of Cambridge”, he asked.
However when a people’s daily contacted the school principal who apart from attesting to the fact that he issued the certificate also insists that who so ever that is still in doubt about the genuinely could as well avail himself the time to come and verify from the school.
He said as a civil servant who is also not in the position to speak with press insists that “if anyone is still in doubt of the originality of the certificate can as well come here and we will show them”, he said.