The Northern Youth Forum has challenged the APC candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to produce his certificates to the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for proper contest.
The national President of the forum, Bello Gambo Bichi, said in a press statement in Kano and made available to THISDAY on Saturday, “…General Buhari should do what is required of him by presenting his certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as other presidential candidates have done instead of hiding behind the fig leaf of constitutionalism.”
The statement further noted that it is true that the relevant section 131(d) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria does not require Buhari to physically present his certificates but to only show that he has been educated up to at least secondary school level or its equivalent.
Gambo added: “It is clear that the spirit of that provision demands that he should present Certified True copies of his original certificates because that is the only way that INEC will determine that he has been educated up to secondary school level.”
While dismissing Buhari’s attestation that the original copies of his certificates were with the Military authorities, the group reminded him that such claim was not enough to fulfill the constitutional requirement.