By Godson Ikiebey-
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it was satisfied with the academic documents submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential elections.
You will recall that President Buhari’s secondary school certificate was one of the major grounds of a petition filed against his victory by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In Atiku’s petition, he claimed that President Buhari said he attended a school whose existence cannot be traced, and that he also bears a certificate that was not in existence at the time he claimed to have obtained it.
Responding to this, as part of its response to Atiku’s petition at the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, INEC said it had no objections about President Buhari’s academic documents.
According to INEC’s submission to the tribunal, it was “satisfied with the educational qualification presented” by President Buhari to contest for office.
The electoral commission Argued that Atiku’s petition was “incompetent”, “lacking in merit” and “frivolous”. It also prayed the court to dismiss it.