Buhari has met the Constitutional Requirements to Contest for President – Constitutional Lawyer

Dr Tunji Abayomi, a constitutional lawyer, on Wednesday in Abuja said that retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Party (APC) presidential candidate, had fulfilled the constitutional requirements to contest for the office of President.

Abayomi, who stated this in an interview with Newsmen said the logic of Section 131(d) of the Nigerian 1999 Constitution focused not on certificates but on educational level.

Recall that the Nigerian Army had on Tuesday said that it was not in possession of Buhari’s original copies of West African School Certificate (WASC) or statement of result.

“All that the constitution plainly requires in section 131(d) is a show that he has been educated up to the school certificate level or its equivalent, not any particular certificate.

“A certificate where available may well prove the education level of the citizen desirous of becoming president, but without it, he can still meet the educational qualification by other modes of proof.

“Buhari’s written profile, with or without the presentation of any certificates, supported by his deposition, puts it beyond doubt that he has been educated beyond School Certificate Level or its equivalent,’’ he said.

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