Before the 2015 presidential elections, it was rumored that President Muhammadu Buhari did not have a WAEC certificate.
In a form he submitted to INEC, the president had said he had sat for WAEC.
When asked to produce the result, he said the documents was with the Army.
The Army denied the claims. The President was even sued after he won the elections.
The suit demanded that President Buhari provide his certificate.
The case died after the complainant withdrew the case.
The same certificate row has hit another APC governship aspirant; Obaseki of Edo State.
Obaseki submitted a sworn affidavit to INEC where he claimed his educational certificates were missing.
The development attracted criticisms from PDP describing Obaseki’s inability to show his qualifications as ‘unconvincingly flimsy.’
Obaseki said he had found the certificates.
Obaseki said since he had no reason to search for the documents, he had to provide photocopies and swear to an affidavit for the election.
The Governorship aspirant explained thus: “I have found them.
“The truth is that I have not had any reason to look for them in the last 25 years.
“I know that I kept them somewhere in a safe box and I had photocopies.
“When I needed them for the exercise, I could not find them.
“So, I swore to an affidavit that I cannot find the originals.
“I took the photocopies to the institutions that issued them and they certified the photocopies.
“So when the whole controversy started raging, my cousin called me from New York and said, ‘but your originals are here.
“I said, ‘Please, send them to me now.”
Obaseki is APC’s favorite candidate for the gubernatorial elections in Edo State.
He is poised to win the elections if all go as planned.