Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of the 2019 Buhari campaign organization has said that having a West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate is not a prerequisite to becoming the president of Nigeria.
Read his statement below:
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“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”.
“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”.