By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA—THE leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, said he had instructed IPOB lawyers to file a case of international fraud, forgery and deception against the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, before a Ghanaian court, to challenge the council’s recent attestation of President Muhhamadu Buhari’s West African School Certificate, WASC.
In a statement by the IPOB media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, conveying highlights of the broadcast of the IPOB leader made through Radio Biafra, Kanu argued that there was no WASC in 1961.
He said: “How is it that Buhari’s result attestation is being issued under West Africa Senior School Certificate, a system not yet in existence in 1961? How can an institution like WAEC that was not in existence in 1961 be attesting to the certificate of examination they did not conduct? By involving themselves in this fraud, they have rendered every result or certificate they ever issued null and void.
“Has anyone seen the passport photo of the president when he was 19 years old in 1961? He even sat for Hausa language as a subject in the 1961 WAEC examination certificate, when Hausa language was only introduced into Nigerian curriculum in 1975.
“Also, in the previous 2015 result submitted and accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, there was Mathematics in it, which implied that Buhari sat for Mathematics. But in the latest 2018 WASC result presented for the purposes of fulfilling INEC requirements, there is no Mathematics. How is that possible?
“It is either the 2015 certificate is fake or the latest version is. Either way, WAEC, the Aso Rock and all those present during the presentation of the fake certificate should be arrested immediately for fraud, forgery and deception.
“WAEC can never issue certificate, whether attestation certificate or confirmation certificate to a candidate in examination it didn’t conduct. WAEC never conducted exams in 1961, it was University of Cambridge! This is the same WAEC that said repeatedly in 2015 it couldn’t find Buhari’s record.
“This is the reason I instructed IPOB lawyers to file a case of international fraud, forgery and deception against WAEC before Ghanaian courts. Whoever runs WAEC or responsible for this heinous crime should be tried and if found guilty, jailed.”