Buhari: I’m “head and shoulders above” Atiku in terms of Educational Qualifications
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he is far more qualified educationally than his main contender at the 2019 Presidential polls, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku and the PDP had alleged that Buhari did not possess secondary school certificate as he claimed in his Form CF001 while filing a petition before the elections tribunal seeking the nullification of President Buhari’s victory and order declaring him as the outright winner at the polls.
According to PUNCH, Buhari’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN) said in a counter accusation on Wednesday;
The respondent (Buhari) avers that he is far more qualified, both constitutionally and educationally, to contest and occupy the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria than the 1st petitioner (Atiku); and that in terms of educational qualifications, training and courses attended, both within and outside Nigeria, he is head and shoulders above the 1st petitioner in terms of acquisition of knowledge, certificates, laurels, medals and experience.
Respondent states further that it is the 1st petitioner who is not qualified to contest the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and challenges the educational credentials and certificates of the 1st petitioner.
The 1st petitioner is hereby given notice to produce and tender his educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates.
Buhari listed his qualifications as:
Elementary School Daura and Maid’adua – 1948 to 1952;
Middle School, Katsina – 1953 to 1956;
Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Daura Government College, Katsina) – 1956 to 1961.