RS INSECURITY 001 GENERAL BUHARI AND JONATHAN DURING THE ABUJA PEACE ACCORD

RS INSECURITY 001 GENERAL BUHARI AND JONATHAN DURING THE ABUJA PEACE ACCORD

General Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential Candidate for the Nigerian’s opposition APC has indicated that the issues of this year’s election campaign must not be centered on whether he had a obtained a certificate 53 years ago or not, but must be centered around the scandalous level of unemployment of millions of ?young people in Nigeria.

 

His comment came when he addressed the media, explaining to the nation the hullabaloo surrounding his certificates from the? Nigerian Army.

 

According to him, the state of insecurity, the pervasive official corruption which has impoverished the people and the lack of concern of the government for anything other than the retention of power at all costs, must be a concern to the people.

 

Gen. Buhari also indicated that but for the fact that,?many supporters and other well-meaning Nigerians have called on him to address the allegations, he would have dismissed it for “sheer mischief.”

 

The APC leader also averred that, although he though his?records were in the custody of the Military Secretary of the Nigerian Army, ?he was informed that there were are no copies of the certificates in his ?personal file, hence his decision to contact his old school the Provincial Secondary School, Katsina for copies.

 

According to him, he sat for?University of Cambridge/WASC Examination in 1961 with Registration Number 8280002, and I passed the examination in the Second Division.

 

Below is the full statement he issued when he addressed the media:

 

Good Morning, Gentlemen of the Press. I only consented to address you this morning because of the genuine concern expressed by many supporters and other well-meaning Nigerians that the issue be addressed. Otherwise, I would have dismissed it for what it is ? sheer mischief and would not have considered it an issue worth the nation?s while.

 

I had assumed all along that all my records were in the custody of the Military Secretary of the Nigerian Army. Much to my surprise, we are now told that although a record of the result is available, there are no copies of the certificates in my personal file. This is why I formally requested my old school the Provincial Secondary School, Katsina [which is now known as Government College, Katsina] to make available the school?s copy of the result of the Cambridge/West African School Certificate. This will be made available to the press the moment this is available.

 

However, before we obtain that, let me?say for the record that I attended Provincial Secondary School, Katsina. I graduated in 1961 with many prominent Nigerians, including General Shehu Yar?Adua, former chief of staff at the Supreme Headquarters, and Justice Umaru Abdullahi, a former President of the Court of Appeal. We sat for the University of Cambridge/WASC Examination together in 1961, the year we graduated. My examination number was 8280002, and I passed the examination in the Second Division.

And although the ruling party may want to wish this away, the issue in this campaign cannot be my certificate which I obtained 53 years ago. The issues are the scandalous level of unemployment of millions of our young people, the state of insecurity, the pervasive official corruption which has impoverished our people and the lack of concern of the government for anything other than the retention of power at all costs.

 

 

Thank you very much.

 

 

General Muhammadu Buhari

 

 

Source; spyGhana.com

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