The West African Examination Council has come out to contradict the presidency on the issuance of the attestation certificate to Buhari on Friday.
The Presidency and WAEC disagreed on the reason for the issuance of attestation result to President Muhammed Buhari. The Presidency, on one hand, insisted that Buhari didn’t apply for the results of the West African School Certificate Examination, which he claimed to have sat for in 1961.
On the other hand, WAEC said the document was issued because the president applied for it. WAEC’s spokesman, Damanius Ojijeogu said this in an interview with News sources on Sunday. He said, “We would not have given him the document if he did ’t apply. It is only Buhari or a court that can ask for the results. There is no other person. So he asked for it.”
In addition to this, the Examination body said the subjects where a candidate had an F9 will no longer be captured when issuing a certificate of attestation. WAEC Nigeria said this through their official Twitter handle, @waecnigeria, On Saturday, in response to numerous questions from Nigerians questioning them about the omission of F9 from the attestation certificate.
President Buhari received the documents amidst controversies generated over his claim to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that his certificate was with the Military Board. The Military Board had subsequently declared his certificate missing hence the need to get an attestation result.
The Examination body had also stated on its Twitter handle “You cannot apply for Attestation of Results or any other document if you have not registered and sat for the examination.
“The documents for application are a letter of application, the police report on lost or damaged certificate, photocopy of lost or damaged certificate, two recent passport- sized photographs of the candidate, sworn affidavit for collection of attestation of results and an administrative fee of N 20, 000″.
Contrary to the claim by the Examination body, The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said, “No, the President did not apply for the documents. I made this clear in an opinion I wrote on Friday.
“The presentation of the documents to the President was strictly an initiative of WAEC.
“They said they read about the controversy on the pages of newspapers and saw the need to save the integrity of the council.”