A Deputy Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Henry Adewunmi, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari obtained a Cambridge University West African examination certificate with five credits, contrary to claims by the opposition.
Mr Adewumi made this known today while testifying before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja. President Buhari’s academic qualification is one of the grounds on which the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is demanding the nullification of the president’s electoral victory.
In his testimony, Mr Adewunmi told the tribunal that 18 candidates sat for the 1961 WAEC exam and that President Buhari was inclusive and indeed was number two on the candidates’ list. Adewunmi maintained that President Buhari was educated up to secondary school level and was awarded aggregate 32 and grade 2 for his performance.
However, under cross examination by Atiku and PDP’s counsel, Mr Levi Uzoukwu, the witness admitted that the assessment result issued to President Buhari by Cambridge Assessment Center is not equal to a certificate.
He said that the assessment report of President Buhari is not a document from WAEC because it is bearing Cambridge University Assessment International Education. Adewunmi added that the attestation letter issued to Buhari on November 2, 2018, was not a certificate and that it can be issued under various conditions.
President Buhari has so far called seven of the 240 witnesses listed in his response to the petition. Further defence in the petition continues on August first, 2019.