President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is far more educationally qualified than Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Buhari said this in response to the petition filed by Atiku seeking an order nullifying his victory in the 2019 presidential election
In the petition, it was alleged that Buhari gave false information about his school certificate in Form CF001, which he submitted to INEC.
In response, Buhari through his lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), on Wednesday said that he possessed more than the constitutionally required educational qualifications to contest the election.
He added that it was Atiku who lacked the required educational qualification and challenged him to contradict the assertion with proof.
The statement partly reads:
“The respondent (Buhari) avers that he is far more qualified, both constitutionally and educationally, to contest and occupy the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria than the 1st petitioner; and that in terms of educational qualifications, training and courses attended, both within and outside Nigeria, he is head and shoulder above the 1st petitioner in terms of acquisition of knowledge, certificates, laurels, medals and experience.
“Respondent states further that it is the 1st petitioner who is not qualified to contest the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and challenges the educational credentials and certificates of the 1st petitioner.
“The 1st petitioner is hereby given notice to produce and tender his educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates.’