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Thursday , 15 November 2018

INEC Chairman in closed door meeting @ presidency over Buhari certificate saga

INEC & presidency in Nigerians need a quick solution to quench outrage at President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to submit his educational certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission, as required by law and his claim that the documents were with the military.

Buhari had in a sworn affidavit he submitted along with his forms to INEC on Friday, said all his credentials were with the Secretary to the Military Board.

In his reaction, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday urged Nigerians who feel concerned strongly about the President’s credentials to approach the court.

He said INEC decided to make the particulars of all candidates public for the sake of transparency and in line with the Electoral Act.

Responding to a specific question on Buhari’s certificate, he said, “Are you asking for confirmation whether the certificate is with the military? We have pasted the form CF001 in all the constituencies for all candidates nominated by their political parties.

“Are there details in the form that you think are inaccurate? The citizens, if convinced there is inaccurate information, can initiate legal action.”

Meanwhile, Yakubu on Friday met with the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari.

The meeting was held behind closed doors inside Kyari’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting lasted about 30 minutes, while its agenda was not made public.

Yakubu did not speak with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

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