Nigerians have taken to social media to react to President Muhammadu Buhari receiving his attestation certificate and confirmation of school certificate result from the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The president made this known in a tweet via his verified personal handle on Friday afternoon.
Today I received the attestation and confirmation of my 1961 West African School Certificate (WASC) Examination result, from the Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). It was also an opportunity for me to thank WAEC for upholding its integrity over the years. pic.twitter.com/coJpMFZ0Kr
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) November 2, 2018
Buhari’s WAEC cerificate has been a subject of controversy, with many opposition figures saying he was ineligible to contest for the presidency since he could not produce it.
The president had claimed in a sworn affidavit presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that his credentials were with the military.
Nigerians however took to social media to react after the WAEC credentials were presented to the president.
Read comments monitored on Twitter:
WAEC just issued Buhari a new certificate?
Argh, Compared to Buhari, Kemi Adeosun is a Saint. pic.twitter.com/29aGVk1GJX
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) November 2, 2018
FINALLY: President Muhammadu Buhari receives his WAEC Certificate nearly 60 years after writing exams and the original disappeared from military files… pic.twitter.com/RVmJysxaBA
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) November 2, 2018
He sat for WAEC examination in 1961 and collected certificate in 2018 – 57 Years after!#Sakamanje!
— Lere Olayinka – Aresa 1 (@OlayinkaLere) November 2, 2018
So WAEC now gives out honorary certificates?
Because I'm not understanding
— Tunji Andrews (@TunjiAndrews) November 2, 2018
Not the original certificate, as WAEC only issues that once. This is an Attestation of Result. A duplicate copy of sorts.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) November 2, 2018
I congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari on his "attestation" certificate. Now can we see the real one?
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) November 2, 2018
WAEC finally presented a certificate to Buhari. This is the bait we've been waiting for them to take all this while.
First of all, how come the result Buhari showed us from his principal had 8 subjects, and this WASSCE certificate now has only 6? They edited off the F9s? pic.twitter.com/wG4rJ4S7X8
— Nejeeb Bello Oyarese (@NejeebBello) November 2, 2018
Someone, somewhere, somehow is hiding something.The letter Buhari’s principal wrote to Army recruiters in 1962 clearly stated that he took Maths & would pass it.The results released by his School in 2015 showed he failed Maths and Woodwork. How come this WAEC result lacks both? pic.twitter.com/vO2skEcdjO
— Dr Chima .M. Amadi (@AMADICHIMA) November 2, 2018
Pic 1: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on WAEC website. Read No 18
Pic 2: Answers to FAQ on WAEC website. Read No 18.
Pic 3: @MBuhari's reissued "certificate"
These people don't rate us at all pic.twitter.com/7Gwz9joS8Z
— Igala_King (@I_Am_Ilemona) November 2, 2018
This is Buhari's WAEC result as presented to him today. This country is a joke, so it's no more with Nigerian Army? see the picture on this result 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/eLz7u368Hu
— Adesina Tosin Nathaniel (@Donteewrites) November 2, 2018
For 60 years and through more than 5 election cycles Buhari could not produce a WAEC certificate. He finally got one today. Stupid people. Now you have nailed his coffin. Perjury and now forgery.
Thank you for this gift
— Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) November 2, 2018
In 2015, the WASCE result issued by the Govt College, Katsina indicates that Buhari had F9 in Mathematics. In 2018, the result issued by the so called WAEC, did not even list Mathematics as one of the subjects Buhari sat for. Who is fooling who?🙄
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) November 2, 2018
How old was Buhari when he wrote waec please pic.twitter.com/9J9XmALmNN
— Pre-Ye (@B_moree_) November 2, 2018
So if I want to get a new WAEC certificate, I can send the body a recent passport photograph? I never liked the one on my original sef.
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) November 2, 2018
Lmaooooo. Buhari before our very eyes went on to forge a WAEC certificate.
This country is banter.
— – jeffrudeen (@VillageParrot) November 2, 2018
What made it possible for PMB to get attestation WAEC certificate, and what does that mean? Why did he not get it 2015? My issue here is not the certificate as it has never been an issue for me, but the manner in which institutions are used for personal benefits. Shame.
— Dr. Ogho Okiti (@Dr_Okiti) November 2, 2018
In 2015, The WAEC Certificate, Mr Fraudster Showed Us Had Mathematics As One Of The Subjects He Wrote
In 2018, Mathematics Is Nowhere To Be Found In His Recent WAEC Certificate
This Man Is The Biggest Fraudster Of All Time as Eadiris predicted yesterday. pic.twitter.com/OHpE4ScByy
— PDP Vanguard (@PDPVanguard) November 2, 2018
Are these people calling Nigerians fools again?
What is this!
A bald, aged Buhari on WAEC's result? pic.twitter.com/fNu4CBgA2e
— The Morris Monye Factor (@monye_morris) November 2, 2018
First you say your original WAEC result is with the military, then WAEC suddenly re issues you one which is against WAEC Law. After forging the result you forget to add Mathematics in it.
Affliction will not rise the 2nd time!!!
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) November 2, 2018