The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has shared some part of the Nigeria Constitution that proves that a presidential candidate needs a West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate to become President of Nigeria.
KanyiDaily had reported that the spokesperson for the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo (SAN) had in one of his recent tweets explained that to occupy of the office of Nigeria’s president, one does not need a WAEC certificate.
However, Nnamdi Kanu explained during a live broadcast from Radio Biafra at the weekend, that the 1999 constitution (as amended) makes it clear that Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate only applies to those seeking work in a State and not at Federal level. He said:
“The 1999 Constitution makes it clear that Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate only applies to those seeking work in a State.
“Those that quoted this ‘Interpretation’ out of context to justify the ridiculously unconstitutional claim that Jubril/Bubari does not need a WAEC certificate to contest for the presidency is a disgrace to the league of Senior Advocates of Nigeria and the legal profession in general.
“This section of the constitution refers to state employees, not even federal workers and has to do with employment not running for the office of the president.
“Note, a person needs a specified qualification School Certificate (WAEC) to sit in Aso Rock, not Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate.
“Jubril/Buhari and Atiku need WAEC to be the President of Nigeria.”