Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has tasked Festus Keyamo for saying President Muhammadu Buhari does not need WAEC certificate to be Nigeria’s President.
Keyamo, the official spokesman for the re-election bid of President Buhari had earlier said that WAEC certificate is not required to be president or governor.
Keyamo has said that with “School Certificate or its equivalent” in section 318 of the 1999 constitution you don’t need a WAEC certificate to become President or Governor, but if you present a forged WAEC or other certificates to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for any office you will be disqualified.
The founder of Free Leah Sharibu movements, Reno Omokri has now questioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, on why they challenged the victory of Senator Adeleke in Osun State since WAEC certificate is no more required to be governor or president in their constitution.
He wrote: “APC took Senator Adeleke to court, alleging that he had no certificate, now a shameless Festus is arguing that Buhari doen not need a WAEC certificate to be President.
“It’s like saying you need a certificate to be gateman, but not to be MD!”
Meanwhile, a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has also reacted to the claim by Festus Keyamo, the Spokesman for the All Progressives Congress, APC, campaign Council that one does not need a WAEC certificate to become President or Governor of Nigeria.
Keyamo had in an interview on Sunday claimed that under the Nigerian constitution, one does not need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.
According to him, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, you do not need a WAEC certificate to become president of Nigeria.
Reacting, Fani-Kayode on his Twitter page on Monday wrote: “Buhari may not need a WAEC certificate to contest, but once he swore to an affidavit or presented a form indicating that his qualifications include WAEC, it becomes a different matter.
“Or has he withdrawn his WAEC claim? This is a matter of perjury and not whether he is qualified.”