The director-general of communications for President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Festus Keyamo has briefed on how one can become president without a WAEC certificate.
Keyamo has revealed you must serve as a public servant for a reasonable number of years to qualify for the president seat.
Mr. Keyamo stated this while featuring on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television which also had Segun Sowunmi, the spokesman of Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in attendance.
Although, Keyamo didn’t state the duration expected from whoever is eyeing the big post in Aso Rock, but he assured after the service the person could become president without his or her WAEC certificate.
“There are other levels of qualifications to run for the office of President. In fact, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, by the provisions of the constitution, you do not even need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria,” Mr Keyamo said.
The spokesman who stated that no one had the power to question the educational body, also quoted a section of the Nigerian Constitution to back up his claim.
“Yes. Section 318 of the 1999 Constitution defines “School Certificate or its equivalent” to mean primary 6 School Leaving Certificate plus the ability to just speak, write, understand and communicate in English language to the satisfaction of INEC. No WAEC certificate is needed,” he said in a tweet on Sunday.