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2023: Atiku, Tinubu and 4 other Candidates Across Parties with Missing Certificates

At least 4 presidential candidates have declared their certificates missing.

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2023: Full List of Candidates Across Parties with Missing Certificates

The build-up to the 2023 presidential election is gradually taking a new twist.

This time around, there seems to be a growing pattern of certificate scandals amongst candidates.

At least 4 presidential candidates have declared their certificates missing.

Before now, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its screening process to certify candidates for the polls, requested some documents from candidates of the various political parties as a requirement for screening.

However, one part of the required document that seems to be a major problem for some candidates is their academic certificate.

In this short piece, Explrerng.com came up with the combination of some candidates who claimed to have misplaced their certificates.


1. Bola Tinubu Yes! Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress tops this list.

 

Explorerng.com reported that the Chicago State University where he claimed to have attended confirmed that he attended the university.

2. Atiku Abubakar A report by TheCable also revealed that the presidential candidate of the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also in the middle of a certificate scandal.

As reported by the online platform, Atiku in an affidavit presented to INEC said he wished to be known by his current name because his WAEC certificate carries the name “Siddiq Abubakar”.


He stated that he obtained his secondary school in 1965 and obtained his master’s in 2021.

3. Abdulmalik Ado Ibrahim Similarly, the presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP), Abdulmalik Ado Ibrahim also complained that he could not find his authentic university degree and diploma certificate.

Just like other, Ado Ibrahim swore a court affidavit confirming that he misplaced his both of his certificate.

4. Sani Yabagi For the Action Democratic Party (ADP), presidential flag bearer, Sani Yabagi, he stated that he had changed his name from “Sani Yusuf” to “Yabagi Yusuf Sani”.


According to a report by Nigerian Tribune, Yabagi confirmed that his certificate from the University of Colombia (New York) and his WAEC certificate carries the former name.

5. Ifeanyi Okowa Just like his colleague Atiku Abubakar, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who is the vice-presidential running mate of PDP is also caught in the middle of certificate scandal.

Okowa according to reports declared in an affidavit sent to INEC that his WAEC result obtained in 1974 is missing .

6. Kabiru Masari Meanwhile, the vice presidential place holder of the APC, Kabiru Masari just like Tinubu also swore an affidavit in court sent to INEC declaring that he could not find his certificate.

In his affidavit as reported earlier by EXPLORERNG.COM, he stated that his certificate got missing sometime in January 2021 while on transit to Abuja, the nation’s capital.

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