Military Says Buhari's Certificate Not In His File?

Where exactly in President Muhammad Buhari's certificate? Did he actually receive one from his school or the then examination body and submit it to the Army authorities before he was enlisted into the military? Did he join the Army, hoping to submit it later?

Why are other Generals' certificate intact, but Buhari's is missing?

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the military had admitted losing President Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate.

In an interview with The Nation, Adesina was quoted as saying the issue is dead and those still discussing it are “idle”.

Buhari had failed to submit his academic certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), claiming it is still with the military.

The president’s claim had triggered a controversy on the matter, with some Nigerians insisting he must present his credentials.

Adesina, however, said “The military knew where they kept the original certificates of the president. In fact, a former chief of defence Staff, Gen. Alani Akinrinade, corroborated that the military collected the original certificates of all its officers.

The military already said they lost the certificates. But does it mean that it did not exist that the president went to school, sat for examinations and passed; attended military courses and War College?

“It does not change the fact that the president rose through the ranks to become a major-general in the Nigerian army and a military head of state.

“Didn’t those opposed to president Buhari go to court over his certificate and lost before? They will still lose this time around. It is a dead issue.”

Sources say the case was withdrawn and not lost, due to political pressure.