The Deputy Registrar of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Oshindehinde Adewumi, on Wednesday, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja that he was the one that certified President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement of results.
However, under cross-examination, the witness, who was subpoenaed to appear before the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-member panel tribunal, said he could not confirm Buhari’s Cambridge Assessment International Certified Statement Of West African School Certificate issued in 1961, which was earlier admitted in evidence as exhibit R-21.
“This document is not bearing my name or signature. You cannot expect me to certify a document that is not from WAEC.
“This document is bearing Cambridge Assessment International Certified Statement. It is not a document from the WAEC”, the witness stated.
Adewumi who said he had worked for WAEC for about 30 years, told the tribunal that the statement of result Buhari tendered, emanated from an examination WAEC conducted in conjunction with University of Cambridge.
He told the tribunal that 18 candidates sat for the exam in 1961, with President Buhari listed as number two.
Adewumi confirmed that Buhari sat for eight subjects, out of which he got five credits in Oral English, History, Geography, Hausa and Health Science.
He said Buhari came out with an aggregate score of 32 and was categorized in Grade 2.
“I confirm that whoever has this result has secondary certificate”, he added.
Adewunmi was testifying in a case before the tribunal filed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the victory of Buhari at the 2019 presidential election.